Following the signing of the EPC contract at the end of February 2019, there was a double challenge to deliver the plant on schedule. On the one hand, import and install the main equipment before the end of March, since an eventual Brexit would have greatly complicated operations from the European Union. And on the other, connect and start up the installation before the end of April (when a change in the country’s network code came into effect), which would have affected the planned design and significantly delayed the start-up of the installation.
Lightsource BP once again trusted Grupotec to tackle these challenges, exceeding expectations and achieving the construction of the plant and the grid connection on April 16. Grupotec is pleased to have once again met the tight deadlines when connecting photovoltaic plants in the competitive British market, maintaining its usual required quality levels.
The speed of execution does not detract from the design phase of the installation, where Grupotec always places special emphasis. In this project, the decision was made to use string inverters with advanced technology in communications via PLC (Power Line Communication) and optimal performance through the 4 MPPT (Maximun Power Point Tracker) per inverter. The other component that characterizes a photovoltaic solar plant are its panels and here it was decided to take advantage of the technical characteristics provided by amorphous silicon modules, which have a better response, and therefore greater performance, in the face of temperature changes and shadows. that could be projected on these.