An urban integration demo by PETROBRAS

This project funded by the brazilian utility Petrobras was to install three HCPV systems in a parking lot area for urban integration. The systems were installed in the SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria) facilities.

This project has been funded by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. It required the installation of three HCPV systems in a parking lot area in the city of Natal within the the facilities of SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria).

TRACTEBEL’s technology survey for Brazil

This project was funded by the Brazilian utility Tractebel Energia. Its target was to test a set of 7 different technology and engineering options for the production of photovoltaic electricity, in a set of 8 different locations in Brazil chosen to sample the different climates and environmental conditions in the country’s territory.

HCPV was one of the chosen technology options, and BSQ supplied all 8 x 13.44kW systems. Another of the system options that is tested, is that of two axis tracking PV, and also here the trackers are supplied by BSQ.

The NGCPV power plant

The Villa de Don Fadrique plant, is a 70kW HCPV plant built within the framework of the NGCPV Euro-Japanese project. It consists of five 13,44kW systems, each hosting 48 modules with a concentration ratio of 820X. It is grid connected through a 60kW inverter by Fronius, and a 100kVA transformer that raises the output voltage up to 20kV

This power plan was installed within the bounds and using the facilities of a bigger PV plant of 700kW based on conventional flat plate modules, with a fixed tilted mount. Located in the town of Villa de Don Fadrique in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), the whole plant is operated by Spanish PV developer Generaciones Fotovoltaicas de La Mancha. It is grid connected, selling its production to the Spanish wholesale electricity market.