10 / 21 / 2013

AEG Power Solutions and skytron energy deliver customized 5.8 MWp PV installation in Yuma, AZ

AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), a global provider of power electronics for renewable energies, and its subsidiary skytron energy, a global leader in monitoring and control solutions for utility-scale renewable energy power plants, today announced the successful deployment of a 5.8 MWp commercial PV installation for PPA Partners in Yuma, Arizona.

The complex, highly customized PV installation covers four individual sites, each divided into multiple sub-sites, and a mix of rooftop, ground, and carport installations. 


AEG PS supplied solar inverters from its broad range of modular and central inverter products to optimally cover the different sites.  The solution included Protect PV.500 inverters, which feature power stacks with advanced measuring and control technology to enable DC input voltages of up to 1000 VDC.  It also included MPV.Systems, whose transformer-less modular design allows up to five inverter modules to be turned on as needed to match the solar power available, and therefore to run at optimal efficiency.  This optimization, with advanced inverter design and no transformer losses, yields efficiencies of up to 98%.


skytron energy provided a complete monitoring, control and supervision package which includes the PVGuard control room platform. The PVGuard software integrates all sites into one intuitive visualization platform. The installed instrumentation and control system incorporates intelligent string combiner boxes, data loggers, weather and irradiation sensors, and a central power plant controller.  All functions of a complex power generation plant are covered: real-time condition monitoring and data acquisition, long-term data storage, and grid stability management.  The skycontrol power plant controller ensures automatic control of grid injection and provides newly developed remote interfaces for manual setpoint inputs. These enable the end user to remotely control active and reactive power, ramp rates, and power curtailment.


PPA Partners is a national renewable energy project development company with over 50 MW of projects currently under development.  “Delivering this highly complex installation from the design to the final grid connection has been a fantastic collaborative effort,” says Bruce Mercy, CEO of PPA Partners.


“The joint AEG Power Solutions and skytron energy team supported us in planning the architecture of the entire PV power plant, in choosing the best components and in designing an optimum plant operation,” continues Mercy.  “The comprehensive service and support from a very competent team has been a great experience.”


“AEG PS and skytron energy are joining forces to meet the demand of their growing North American customer base.  North American customers are served by local experts in the companies’ joint sales and service center in Plano, Texas, which is focusing on commissioning, operations, maintenance, service, and sales support,” comments Enrique de La Cruz, President Americas of AEG Power Solutions.  “Our combined expertise allows us to propose complete solutions and services for resilient, efficient solar installations but also for complex micro-grids.”


Visit AEG PS (booth 2814) and skytron energy (booth 3727) at Solar Power International in Chicago from 21 to 24 October, 2013 and find out more about the latest developments in smart micro grid power solutions.


About AEG Power Solutions

AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Group is a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for all industrial power requirements offering one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in the area of power conversion and power control. Two complementary operating business segments, Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES) serve customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants, such as solar inverters, monitoring and control systems as well as power controllers for a wide range of industrial applications such as polysilicon, energy storage, sapphire and glass. The EES product and service portfolio includes high-performance uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs), industrial chargers, and DC systems.  Thanks to its distinctive expertise bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids.  AEG PS’ global footprint includes 22 subsidiaries, offices and competence centers around the world with 1,600 employees.  AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company 3W Power S.A. (WKN A0Q5SX / ISIN LU0953526265), based in Luxembourg. The Group is headquartered in Zwanenburg in the Netherlands. The shares of 3W Power are admitted to trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 3W9). 


For more information, visit www.aegps.com.


This communication does not constitute an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy, sell or exchange any securities of 3W Power. This communication contains forward-looking statements which include, inter alia, statements expressing our expectations, intentions, projections, estimates, and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are based on the reasonable evaluation and opinion of the management but are subject to risks and uncertainties which are beyond the control of 3W Power and, as a general rule, difficult to predict. The management and the company cannot and do not, under any circumstances, guarantee future results or performance of 3W Power and the actual results of 3W Power may materially differ from the information expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. As a result, investors are cautioned against relying on the forward-looking statements contained herein as a basis for their investment decisions regarding 3W Power. 3W Power undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein.


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About skytron energy

skytron energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977.  Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 600 plants having a total capacity of over 4.5 GWp.  The company’s core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of legacy plants, operation & maintenance, and PV asset management.  skytron energy is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has operations in Plano, Texas; Santiago, Chile; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangalore, India; Singapore and Beijing, China.  As a technology leader, skytron energy has received a number of prestigious awards, such as the highly coveted InterSolar Award for the “PVGuard” Supervision Platform and for the “StringGuard” string current measurement system. 

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10 / 08 / 2013

skytron® energy to strengthen presence in North America

Berlin, Germany, October 8, 2013 – skytron energy, a global leader in monitoring and control solutions for utility-scale renewable energy power plants, will showcase leading-edge services and solutions to ensure power quality and grid stability at SPI in Chicago, Illinois, from 21 - 24 October, at booth 3727.

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