Westrafo is celebrating the completion of a very important project: from September 2019 to January 2020 we have produced and shipped to USA a whopping 1.5 GW of transformers for an important customer. The one just concluded is only one of many large-scale projects being started from 2019 on.
For this project, Westrafo produced more than 350 transformers with a nominal power of 4.2 MVA each, completely customized to be adapted to the PV plant solutions created by our customer.
Currently, the US solar industry generates tens of billions of dollars of economic value. By the end of September 2019, the US had deployed over 2 million solar PV systems, totaling about 71,300 MW of solar capacity, and generating over 100 TWh of electricity (2019 total, est.). In 2018, solar generated about 1.5% of US electricity. Of all renewable energy generation, solar PV is expected to grow the fastest from now to 2050.
The total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years as grid interconnection queues from California to Texas to the Mid Atlantic are full of solar projects. We are very happy to take part in this green energy revolution in the USA: stay tuned for further developments!