Ingeteam's photovoltaic inverters have now been installed in the power supply system for the airport at Baltra, one of the Galapagos islands in Ecuador.
Ingeteam inverters in a diesel – PV hybrid system in the Galapagos Islands
Until now, the electricity supply to the main airport for the Ecuadorian archipelago was exclusively from two diesel generators, which generated 1200 GWh/year. The solar plant has now been operating since 13th October 2013.
Thanks to this PV system, more than 141 GWh/year of renewable solar energy is produced, thereby considerably reducing fuel consumption and achieving savings of up to 12% on fuel expenditure.
The 81 kWp PV system is equipped with 352 solar panels and three INGECON SUN 25 U Ingeteam inverters. These inverters have been specifically designed to comply with the American UL1741 regulations, are suitable for outdoor installation (NEMA 3R/IP54) and achieve a maximum efficiency of 96.1%, despite having a galvanic isolation transformer.
To date, Ingeteam has supplied more than 27.5 GW in power converters in the global market for renewable energies.