First Solar has released what it calls the AC Power Block, a configurable photovoltaic (PV) power plant option available in units ranging from 800 kW to 3.8 MW. The block’s components are collectively configured to deliver an accurate energy profile and maximum reliability. It is supported by an energy guarantee for the first year, as well as a 25-year capacity warranty.
“As countries across Africa move forward with their renewable energy programs, we expect the AC Power Block to become an attractive value proposition for solar power plant owners and developers, as well as for mining operations looking to incorporate hybrid PV systems,” Johannes Cilliers, regional business development director for First Solar in sub-Saharan Africa, says. “Additionally, a reduced levelised cost of electricity and industry-leading guarantees help certify its value as an asset, allowing owners to rely on a bankable revenue stream.”