GE to supply inverters for massive solar project in Dubai

General Electric will will provide 220 megawatt LV5 Series solar inverters for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's solar energy project in Dubai.
General Electric (GE) will will provide 220 megawatt LV5 Series solar inverters for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA) solar energy project in Dubai, the largest project of its type in the Middle East.

The solar project is considered a breakthrough for the solar industry as it will make solar power much more competitive price-wise.

The inverters are part of an agreement between GE and Spanish engineering and construction company TSK. GE will supply outdoor solar materials to TSK for the DEWA site.

"We're extremely proud to partner with DEWA and TSK on this groundbreaking solar project," Dalya Al Muthanna, president and CEO of GE Gulf, said. "Their trust in our technology for their utility scale project adds weight to the trust shown by various industry players in GE's solar offerings. GE is committed to supporting the UAE's sustainable energy strategy to provide clean power for generations to come, and this project marks an important proof point for that."

GE's solar solutions have been designed to meet the local environmental conditions while also fulfilling stringent requirements from DEWA . GE's liquid-cooled inverters are designed to operated in harsh outdoor conditions.

"The Middle East is one of the most promising solar markets in the world and our commitment to providing sustainable power for our region is highlighted through this project," Hani Majzoub, renewables sales leader for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey for GE's power conversion business, said. "We will continue to support utilities in the region with innovative technology such as our LV5 Series 1,500V inverters. ... In addition to technology innovation, GE can also provide financing, long-term service and digital solutions to help enable efficient solar farms."

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