Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has supplied three Vacon 8000 solar inverters of 1,000 kW to Aquiris, a Brussels wastewater treatment plant in Belgium.
The roof-installed 3,000 kW solar energy plant is currently the largest solar park in the Brussels capital region and corresponds to the size of five football fields.
Vacon solar inverters convert the power from the plant's 10,000 solar panels with a peak power of more than 3,200 kW and feed it into the plant's electrical network. Vacon's Multimaster concept, which is utilised to control the operation of the inverters according to the intensity of the sun's radiation, maximises power yield from the solar panels at all times.
According to Daniel de Coster, Managing Director of Vacon Belgium, the company has delivered solar inverters to 20 operational PV plants of industrial size in Belgium.
Built on the roof of the wastewater treatment plant, the solar energy plant will increase Aquiris’ self-sufficiency level in energy generation from 18% to 25%. All energy produced by the solar energy plant is consumed in the water treatment process.
Jari Marjo, Vacon's Product Marketing Director, Solar Energy adds that Aquiris sought clean high-quality electricity from the solar panels with a stable voltage and frequency. Vacon was able to meet this requirement and was therefore selected for the project. Vacon’s fast and localised service and support was also considered an advantage.
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