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SMA Solar Supplies Hybrid Solar-Diesel Power Plant in Bolivia

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Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- SMA Solar Technology AG is supplying components for a solar-diesel power plant with a battery storage system in Bolivia.

SMA is providing controlling systems as well as inverters for the photovoltaic and battery units of the 5-megawatt plant being built in the Bolivian province of Pando, the company said in a statement today. It will be the world’s biggest plant of its kind, according to Niestetal, Germany-based SMA. Terms weren’t disclosed.

The unit will provide power to a region that’s not connected to the public utility grid, bolstering government efforts to increase the number of Bolivians with access to electricity, SMA said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stefan Nicola in Berlin at snicola2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net Jim Efstathiou Jr., Carlos Caminada

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