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Finnish solution for solar power plant in India

Finland’s The Switch has commissioned its solar inverter for India-based Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy

Tamil Nadu solar power plant in India
Tamil Nadu solar power plant in India

The Switch, headquartered in Finland, has commissioned its 1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inverter for Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy, a newly-established Indian solar energy company.

The Switch PVI 1000 solar inverter series features a totally sealed power and controls enclosure section, rated IP65/NEMA 4. The inverter panels are installed outdoors on a simple concrete foundation. The inverters also have a built-in, self-contained cooling system with no need for external cooling water or refrigerant; no site plumbing or external auxiliary power supply is required.

C Sundar, country manager for The Switch in India, said: “We are excited to be on-board and support a new player in the Tamil Nadu solar business with equipment for their first solar power plant. We have now established our local service resources to support our various renewable energy installations in India.”

Sundar described India as a “challenging market” where the features of The Switch PVI 1000 inverter fit very well. He said: “The Switch has big plans to expand its solar inverter, wind converter and permanent magnet generator business in India by working with local partners for manufacturing.”

Dr M N Sadasivam, managing director, Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy Private Ltd, said: “With our previous experience in wind power, we are happy to now add solar to our renewable power generation assets.”

The news follows another solar project in India, concerning Canadian firm QSolar and its partnership with ETI dynamics. QSolar will supply its lightweight backsheet technology and polymer PV spray for ETI Dynamic’s solar power projects in the BRIC country.