Iranian PV plant 2,300m above sea level produces nearly 3,000 MWh per year

22.02.2018
The Shahrekord Cement Company's PV plant is situated 2,300 meters above sea level in the city of Shahrekord, also known as the “Roof of Iran”. (Foto: Fronius)

Fronius recently installed an inverter for the PV system of an Iranian cement manufacturer strengthening its position in the market. The operator is able to monitor the system using the Fronius Solar.web analysis tool.

The situation regarding solar energy plants is very positive in Iran right now: the country’s government is supporting the construction of photovoltaic systems with a generous, long-term feed-in tariff. This provides an attractive incentive for companies and private households to invest in renewable energy.

Fronius has recognised the potential in this market. In cooperation with local partners, the company has installed inverters for private as well as for commercial use. Since 2016 Fronius has equipped hundreds of 5 to 20 kilowatt systems, a few 100 kilowatt systems and even a 1.2 and 1.5-megawatt system, with their technology.

The ability to provide fast and reliable service makes Fronius extremely proud. “It is a simple job for our service partners to replace a PC board on site where required and, so rectify the fault there and then,” says Benjamin Fischer, Area Sales Manager at Fronius Solar Energy.

The latter project is impressive not only because of its output of around 2,953 MWh per year but also because of the area it is build in. 2,300 meters above sea level in the city of Shahrekord, also known as the “Roof of Iran”. The region is prone to hot summers and cold winters, with ambient temperatures varying between - 10 and + 50 degrees Celsius – conditions that could complicate this type of project right from the outset.

Fronius supplied the Fronius Symo 76 to achieve the best results at this extreme altitude. These inverters are designed to be robust, working powerfully and reliably at temperatures between -40 and +60 degrees Celsius.

Fronius / Philipp Kronsbein

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