TMEIC supplies salt-resistant inverters for 27 MW PV plant in Hawaii

Yesterday Japan’s Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) announced that Eurus Energy has ordered 17 of its Solar Ware 1667kW inverters for PV project under construction in Hawaii.

These 17 inverters comprise a total capacity of 27.6 MW, and the plant on the island of Oahu will be one of the largest built in the state to date. Eurus expects to complete the project this fall.

The Solar Ware inverters which TMEIC will supply include a salt damage prevention specification. The company notes that until now inverters were generally installed inside an enclosure with air conditioning to prevent salt damage, however says that its Solar Ware inverter eliminates the need for air conditioning through the use of a hybrid cooling system, and has been designed with “improved environmental durability” for locations such as islands and coastal areas.