Today, GE's Power Conversion business has been chosen by Pacifico Energy to provide its solar skid solutions for its mega-solar project in Furukawa. GE's involvement in the 56.9MW direct current (DC) Furukawa mega-solar project, closely following the recently awarded Hosoe solar project.
Along with the inverters, GE is also supplying transformers, Ring Main Units and Recombiners. GE will also provide a Long Term Services Agreement for a minimum of 20 years to proactively manage the maintenance and service of the GE equipment to support availability of the inverter systems throughout the lifetime of the project. These attributes are vital to the overall economics of the Furukawa solar project given decreasing local feed-in-tariffs (FIT).
"GE is committed to the Japanese solar industry. The Furukawa project together with the Hosoe solar project demonstrates how we are able to continually build our relationship and bring value to Japanese customers. We are proud that GE's advanced solar technology is at the heart of Japan's most emblematic solar projects," said John Chatwin, Power & Industry Segment Leader, GE Power Conversion.