A typical design configuration of 100 MW solar power plant
Solar power plants have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They are an excellent source of renewable energy that can be harnessed to meet the world’s growing energy demands. In this article, we will explore the configuration of a 100 MW AC and 145 MW DC solar power plant and the major components involved.
The project capacity for the solar power plant is 145 MW DC, with an installed project capacity of 145.20 MW DC. The required project capacity for AC is 110 MW, with an installed project capacity of 110 MVA AC. The DC/AC ratio for this power plant is 1.32. The design temperature considered for the plant is 50°C, with an intermittent voltage level of 33 KV and an evacuation voltage level of 220 KV.
The solar power plant requires a total area of 635 acres, with a pitch of 6.5 meters. The perimeter of the plant as per the provided area is 8,000 meters, with an acre/MWp of 4.3734. The solar modules used for the plant are Longi monofacial, with a module rating of 540 Wp for Type-1 and no rating for Type-2. The total number of modules required as per installed capacity is 268,884, with a string size of 28.
The structure used for mounting the solar modules is a tracker Game Change (1P) SAT, with 84 modules per (1×84) mounting structure. The number of MMS tables required for the plant is 3,201, with 3,061 and 140 structures required for 1×84 and 1×56 module structures, respectively.
The inverter used for the solar power plant is a Sungrow central inverter, with an inverter rating of 3,125 kVA at 50°C. The total number of inverters required for the plant is 32, with four inverters required for a rating of 2,500 kVA at 50°C. The total number of SCB inputs required for the plant is 432, with 12 used inputs in SCB. The plant requires five inverter blocks, with four inverters per block.
In conclusion, the configuration of a 100 MW AC and 145 MW DC solar power plant requires several major components, including solar modules, mounting structures, inverters, and SCB inputs. The solar power plant must be designed to withstand high temperatures and intermittent voltage levels, with an evacuation voltage level of 220 KV. With proper planning and design, solar power plants can be an excellent source of renewable energy for meeting the world’s energy demands.