GE’s Red Lake Falls wind and solar farm (Credit: GE Renewable Energy)
GE and its regional answer companion, Inogen, have chosen by Sertavul to construct one of many first hybrid wind and solar tasks in Turkey.
The plant contains a 32 MW wind farm commissioned in 2020 that can be built-in with a 30 MW solar plant. Adding solar to the wind farm will allow an total larger capability issue and availability for the plant whereas delivering dispatchable renewable energy into the grid.
“This project is another stepping-stone for the growth of hybrid power plants in Turkey,” says Prakash Chandra, Renewable Hybrids CEO at GE. “The project will help accelerate Turkey’s energy transition by optimizing scarce infrastructure and improving capacity factor of an existing plant, enabling intelligent dispatch of power and supporting our customer Sertavul to deliver more renewable energy.”
“We are proud to have implemented the first hybrid project in Turkey with the cooperation of Sertavul, GE and Inogen,” states Kemal TAŞ, Sertavul’s chairman of the board. “In recent years, investments in renewable energy sources for clean energy have increased worldwide. With this project, we aim to contribute to our country by using renewable energy sources to increase energy efficiency and reduce air pollution. We plan to increase our energy production with the support we receive from our partners.”
“We are very pleased to be a solution partner in one of the most important projects of our country and the world under the leadership of GE,” feedback Ali Murat Soydan, CEO of Inogen. “We believe that there is a great hybrid potential in our country. Here, our most important feature is our ability to implement projects very quickly with local production. We are currently constructing and commissioning more than 4 MW solar power plants per day under the GE structure. It is a great financial advantage to our partners that we work with in these projects.”
Inogen will carry out website actions and ship the solar monitoring programs that can assist improve the overall energy manufacturing of the power plant.
For the solar plant, GE will ship seven FLEXINVERTER solar power conversion items. This venture is the primary set up of GE’s 4.7 MW solar answer worldwide. GE already delivered 1.3 GW of its FLEXINVERTER know-how in Turkey.
GE’s FLEXINVERTER is an built-in containerized answer that mixes a solar inverter, medium voltage power transformer and an non-obligatory MV Ring Main Unit, all built-in in an ordinary 20-feet ISO excessive dice container. The know-how is a brilliant answer that helps ship a dependable, cost-effective, plug and play, factory-integrated power conversion platform for utility scale solar and storage functions. It helps scale back capital and operation prices and guarantee a extra dependable plant efficiency.
The FLEXINVERTER is a key element of GE’s Renewable Hybrids FLEX portfolio that features the FLEXRESERVOIR and the FLEXIQ applied sciences. The FLEXRESERVOIR is a programs built-in battery energy storage and power electronics answer for a number of configurations and market functions. FLEXIQ is a digital platform that gives design, operation, and fleet administration options to allow grid compliance and maximize lifetime buyer worth.