Global trends in solar indicate a bright future for 1.5kV solar technology. GE and Looop are at the forefront of making the Japanese solar industry among the most advanced in the world.
In the first pilot project, GE will provide two 1MW, 1.5kV LV5 inverters to Looop Co., Ltd. With this initial project in Ibaraki, Japan.
Soichiro Nakamura, president of Looop Co., Ltd. said, "In becoming the first 1.5kV PV systems' builder and owner in Japan, we are excited to be partnering with GE, who has been at the forefront of introducing this technology to the global solar industry. We are confident that through this collaboration and by working together with one of the leading industrial companies, we will help the Japanese solar industry leap forward into a new era."
"GE is delighted to be introducing the Japanese solar industry to the future of solar inverter technology. Our 1.5kV solar inverters have been well received in diverse markets in North America and beyond. We are convinced that working together with Looop, we will be successful in generating significant interest for our new technology in Japan," said Peter Oram, global renewables sales leader, GE's Power Conversion business.
Delivery is planned for the end of 2016.