KACO new energy GmbH is recording continued high demand for its inverter technology. Between January and June 2017, the company sold inverters with a power output of 1.4 gigawatts; this is the highest total order quantity at mid-year since the company entered the photovoltaic business in 1999. Following a good first quarter, which saw sales amounting to 600 megawatts, the German manufacturer is continuing its success story as the year progresses.
“In many parts of the world, the costs of using photovoltaics are competitive with conventional sources of energy. As a consequence, the global demand for PV arrays is rising and that state-of-the-art technology as delivered by KACO new energy is benefitting largely from that,” said CEO Ralf Hofmann.
When it comes to choosing the right concept, KACO new energy is recognizing a clear trend towards decentralised system layouts. Especially in emerging markets, where energy demand is climbing sharply, large-scale PV power plants are being built with string inverters and corresponding system components. “A service case can be handled much easier, downtime and loss of yield are being minimised, and the security of energy supplies is enhanced,” explains Ralf Hofmann.
“We are recording keen interest in German solar technology. Customers and potential customers undertaking project development, are looking especially closely to see which providers offer them reliable components for the long term, in order to guarantee yield targets. We are in a good position, thanks in particular to the introduction of the blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT last year,” said David Mabille, Chief Sales Officer. The current year has seen the company come up with a new system solution, called CPSS (Central Power String Solution). The idea behind the CPSS is to combine the advantages of centralised and decentralised plant configurations: This is achieved by placing string inverters such as the blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT at a single location in the solar park.
David Mabille is also optimistic for the future: “Next year we will be opening up a new market segment with the blueplanet 125 TL3 for 1500-volt arrays. And we are planning to launch a new storage product for commerce and industry, the battery inverter blueplanet gridsave 50.0 TL3, before the end of this year.”
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News published on 28/07/2017 by Rashmi Nargundkar