Sungrow to provide ESS solutions to NEOM green hydrogen project in Saudi Arabia

Sungrow has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro to supply inverter skid solutions for a 2.2 GWac PV plant, the largest single-site utility-scale PV Plant in the Middle East, for the NEOM Green Hydrogen Project in Saudi Arabia for the NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC). NGHC will produce carbon-free hydrogen using solely renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power to produce up to 600 tonnes per day of carbon-free hydrogen by the end of 2026. This project marks a significant milestone in advancing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision for a clean and sustainable energy future.

Sungrow is well engaged in the NEOM Green Hydrogen project. Earlier, a few quarters back, Sungrow signed the contract with Larsen & Toubro to supply 400 MWh energy storage systems comprising a DC capacity of 536MW/600MWh to the NEOM Green Hydrogen project. Sungrow’s 1+X Modular Inverter solution for the 2.2 GWac PV plant is another remarkable supply Sungrow contributes to the NEOM Green Hydrogen project.

The solution is an innovation combining the advantages of both central and string inverters, featuring a 1.1 MW single unit as the minimum, and the maximum capacity can be expanded to 8.8 MW by combing eight units together, bringing a more flexible design for different blocks sizes and making the on-site operation and maintenance easier. Each module is designed with an independent MPPT, further improving the power generation capacity of the power plant. Tailored for this gigawatt project, the medium-voltage station integrated 1+X Modular Inverter of 8.8 MW capacity is offered.

As a result of the optimal IP65 high protection capability, the solution is resilient to sandy, dry, and windy conditions. Due to the smart forced air-cooling technology, the inverter solution can work stably in extremely high temperatures.

More importantly, the 1+X Modular Inverter is also equipped with intelligent string-level diagnosis to improve the power yield and real-time parallel arc detection to protect system safety further. Therefore, these advantages help lower the overall operational cost. 

“We are proud to be associated with this prestigious project as the EPC solution provider for the renewable energy and associated evacuation infrastructure for this project,” said Mr. T Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities) at L&T. “Our success in the Renewable space in Saudi is the outcome of the support from our partners. We are very glad to partner with Sungrow on a project of such magnitude.”

James Wu, Senior Vice President of Sungrow, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with Larsen & Toubro to bring our products to the landmark NEOM Green Hydrogen project. We signed the agreement to supply the Battery Energy Storage Solution a few months ago. Now we’ve agreed to supply our PV inverter solutions to the project. Sungrow will continue to follow our mission of ‘Clean power for all’ and is preparing for the major challenges and opportunities towards the carbon neutrality of Saudi Arabic.”

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