Satcon Technology Corporation (SATC), a leading provider of utility-scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, announced that it has crossed a significant milestone in Southern California Edison's (SCE) Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP) by delivering over 48 megawatts (MW) of its PowerGate Plus 500 kW solution to date. This, when combined with multiple projects with additional utilities, brings Satcon's sales for utility owned solar power generation in California to over 100 megawatts.
As part of the SPVP program, Southern California Edison plans to install, own and operate up to 250 megawatts of solar generating capacity over the next five years, of which Satcon was awarded 75% of the inverter capacities. These installations will be constructed mainly on large commercial rooftops and some on parcels of open land, with most sites ranging from one to six megawatts of generation capacity in size.
SCE has selected Satcon's PowerGate Plus 500 kilowatt inverter solution, the world's most widely deployed utility ready solar PV inverter. All of Satcon's solutions include advanced utility ready features to enable simplified grid interconnection and can be easily integrated into SCADA systems through standardized communication interfaces.