New Power Technology For Two Solar Energy Projects In California
Quanta Power Generation, Inc., a subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc., will use Emerson power inverters to convert DC power from solar arrays into AC power, which is placed directly on the electric grid and is used by homes and businesses. Emerson’s power inverters are controlled through a state-of-the-art inverter management system.
“We expect these two facilities to help boost the local economy by creating jobs and clean, renewable power,” said Mike DonMoyer, President of Quanta Power Generation, Inc. “Emerson’s innovative inverter technology, commitment to service and dependability made the company a logical choice for the project.”
Located about 60 miles southeast of Fresno, California, the larger of the two plants, with capacity to generate 50 megawatts of power, is estimated to be complete by the end of the year. The smaller plant will have capacity to produce 20 megawatts with anticipated completion in October 2012. The projects are owned and being developed by two project company subsidiaries of GCL Solar Energy, Inc., a leading global solar power producer. GCL selected Quanta Power Generation to provide the engineering, procurement, and construction services for the project.
“Emerson is pleased to be expanding its portfolio of solar energy projects in California,” said Mark Bulanda, who serves as world leader for Emerson’s solar and wind energy initiatives. “We pride ourselves on supplying this and other critical technology solutions to some of the largest and most innovative energy projects in the nation. We’re looking forward to our work with Quanta Power Generation and further demonstrating our commitment to helping meet renewable energy goals.”
Emerson EMR +5.17% , based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com .
About Quanta Power Generation
Quanta Power Generation, a Quanta Services, Inc. company, is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider. The company offers a unique approach to traditional EPC models in a new era of power generation. Its portfolio encompasses expertise in clean energy sources such as solar, geothermal, natural gas and biofuels.
About Quanta Services
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries. The company’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure nationwide. Additionally, Quanta licenses point-to-point fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in select markets and offers related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America and in select international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.
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