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Sungrow signs supply agreement with EDF Renewables

Sungrow and EDF Renewables sign a supply agreement. (Image source: Sungrow)

Global leading PV inverter and energy storage system supplier, Sungrow recently signed a supply agreement with French renewable energy group, EDF Renewables to provide 264 MWh liquid-cooled energy storage systems and MV transformers, for the Umoyilanga project - South Africa's first wind-solar-storage integrated virtual power plant (VPP)

As one of the world's largest power supply service providers, EDF Renewables has previously cooperated with Sungrow on multiple projects around the world, including the Al Dhafra 1.5 GW photovoltaic project in the UAE, covering a wide range of mainstream clean energy projects in Europe, America, the Asia-Pacific, Africa, and more, within the global energy market.

This time, EDF Renewables has contracted Sungrow to supply the energy storage systems and MV transformers for South Africa's first integrated wind, solar and storage virtual power plant. The Umoyilanga project consists of two separate plants. One is a solar-plus-storage plant located in Avondale, and another is a wind-plus-storage plant located in Dassieridge, which are 900 Km apart. The project only uses the PowerTitan liquid-cooled energy storage systems, significantly increasing the proportion of renewable energy consumption. At the same time, cutting-edge virtual power plant technology is configured to achieve long-distance cross-regional energy coordinated dispatch, improve regional power supply stability, and meet the needs of the power grid. According to estimates, after the project is connected to the grid, it will generate nearly 400 million Kwh of clean electricity every year, which can meet the annual electricity consumption of 120,000 households.

"We are grateful for EDF Renewables' continued trust and support. After the completion of this South Africa project, it will surely become a regional demonstration project, leading the development of the industry," said Phyllis Yang, head of Sungrow South Africa. "Sungrow will ensure on-time delivery of the project and safe and reliable operation of the system during the entire life cycle of the power plant."

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