Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd, has announced it has secured its first utility scale solar inverter order for the United States market.
The Sungrow SG500LV inverters will be used in the Ravenbrook Landfill Solar Project, a 6 MW ground-mounted solar farm under construction in Carver, Massachusetts.
A 500kW unit, the SG500LV is a central inverter with CEC weighted efficiency of 98%.
“We are very excited to be the first to bring Sungrow to the US market,” said Manny Sakellakis, Executive Partner of SDL Solar, LLC; the Sungrow agent involved with the transaction.
“As the landscape of the solar inverter market changes rapidly, I believe that Sungrow will capture a significant share of the US market in very short time. Sungrow’s proven track record of reliability and versatility, coupled with a very low cost structure will prove to be very popular with solar integrators and investors here in the US.”
Sungrow is China’s largest string inverter manufacturer and over 3,500 megawatts capacity of Sungrow solar inverters are in place globally.
According to IHS/GTM Research, Sungrow leap-frogged inverter manufacturer rankings by 12 positions to reach number 5 in 2011 and ranked as the number 3 supplier of solar inverters in terms of global shipments in 2012.
Gaining a reputation of a high quality build at a low pricing point, solar industry trade publication Photon International recently stated that a Sungrow inverter model it tested could “rub shoulders” with the best of the inverters it had reviewed so far.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Renxian Cao, the company has 1000 employees; nearly a third of whom are R&D engineers. Sungrow Power is listed on the Shenzen stock exchange and also has representative offices and branch companies in France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia and other countries.