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Delta Electronics supplies inverters to Namibia's solar power plant

Delta Electronics supplies inverters to Namibia's solar power plant

Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) Delta Electronics, Inc. (???), Taiwan's power management solutions provider, announced on Monday that it has contributed to the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the African country Namibia. The plant, Omburu Solar Photovoltaic Park, is expected to generate a total of 13,500 megawatt hours of clean and reliable electricity annually, reducing CO2 emission by around 6,750 tons, the company said. Built northwest of the city of Windhoek, capital of Namibia, on 16 hectares of arid land, the plant uses string inverters supplied by Delta. String inverters convert the direct current (DC) electricity solar cells produce to alternating current (AC) power that is used by businesses and homes. With string inverters, the DC power from a few strings runs directly into a string inverter rather than a combiner box. It's unlike using a central inverter, in which the DC power produced from each string runs along wires to combiner boxes where they are connected with other strings and from there, they run into the central inverter and are converted to AC power. Delta said the M50A string inverters supplied by Delta will greatly reduce the plant's operating costs. Inverters from Delta have a reliable design, the company said. They are made of high quality aluminum covered with a special finish to make them very durable and corrosion-resistant. Due to their rugged design, the inverters are an ideal choice for the rugged environment of Namibia, according to the company. The use of string inverters were preferred over central inverters because the former need fewer cables and components. Also, the string inverter creates a stable production level. The plant can continue to run with very low production losses when one string inverter fails in comparison to much larger losses when a central inverter stops functioning. (By Han Ting-ting and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-27 09:26 GMT+08:00