GE says it’s tripling its solar and battery energy storage Power Electronics Systems manufacturing capability by the tip of 2022 to 9 GW each year.
The programs are manufactured at GE’s newly launched renewable hybrids manufacturing unit in Vallam, close to Chennai, India. The web site manufactures GE’s Power Conversion Solution referred to as FLEXINVERTER (previously often known as LV5+), in addition to the FLEXRESERVOIR, and helps combine them with the FLEXIQ answer, from GE Renewable Hybrids’s FLEX portfolio, designed to resolve prospects’ wants for dispatchable, inexperienced MWhs in solar, storage and hybrid functions.
“Solar and Battery Energy Storage will continue to be a key driver in delivering Hybrid systems that enable the energy transition,” says Prakash Chandra, Renewable Hybrids’ CEO for GE. “GE is committed to provide cutting edge technologies around power conversion solutions and software enabled controls to meet growing customer needs in the hybrids space. Our new factory has ramped up to meet increasing industry and customer demand.”
For the previous 15 years, GE has delivered standalone solar inverters and solar power stations for purchasers globally and has been the primary to introduce the 1500 V know-how to the business in 2012, which has helped prospects scale back the price of energy by way of a extra environment friendly farm structure.
“We have received positive feedback from customers on all our hybrid systems, including the FLEXINVERTER Power Station technology, an integrated containerized solution that combines a solar inverter, medium voltage power transformer, and an optional MV Ring Main Unit, all integrated in a standard 20-feet ISO high cube container,” provides Chandra. “The technology is a smart solution that helps deliver a reliable, cost-effective, plug & play, factory-integrated power conversion platform for utility scale solar and storage applications. Customers like the fact that it helps reduce capital and operation costs and ensure a more reliable plant performance.”
GE presents a number of hybrids associated merchandise. 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.