Shining Brightly; GoodWe’s innovations are being used to set the tone for future European photovoltaic efforts

The company’s inverters have been employed on a solar farm in Thessalonica in Greece, which is setting the example for countries such as the UK.

A new 74MW photovoltaic (PV) development in Greece that uses GoodWe’s high-performance string inverters is being hailed as a model for countries like the UK to replicate.

Generating enough energy to meet the needs of up to two cities, the solar farm in Thessalonica utilizes 134 independent PV plants on the site. The PV arrays have been put in place already and further construction is currently underway, with the expectation that the entire project will be complete by September 2023.

Due to their clear levelized cost of energy (LCOE) benefits and technological advantages, GoodWe’s leading GW250K-HT 1500Vdc string inverters were selected and installed on the farm. Crucially, with their ability to maintain efficiency at temperatures ranging from -30 to 60 degrees centigrade.

Thessalonica receives an average of 219 sunshine hours per month, making it an ideal place for large-scale PV projects. Installations such as this will be crucial in helping to achieve the Greek Government’s goal of a 55 percent reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030, and 80 percent by 2040.

David Sanchez, EMEA Sales Director from GoodWe said: “The project in Thessalonica really shows how GoodWe can make it possible to roll out substantial PV installations with market-leading technology. With the UK continuing to expand its large-scale PV projects, the work undertaken in Greece helps us better understand how we can deliver on the UK’s Net Zero goals. Due to its ability to function at a wide range of temperatures, GoodWe’s HT range of inverters is increasingly being recognized as a vital piece of equipment for solar farm owners and countries who are on the path to carbon neutrality.”