KACO new energy collaborates with Enerparc AG general contractor and operator

Several hundred inverters for solar farms totalling 34 MW have already been delivered, and additional projects are nearing completion.

Hamburg / Neckarsulm, 15 May 2013 – In March 2013 KACO new energy GmbH and Enerparc AG commenced a close collaboration. Since then several hundred inverters for solar farms totalling 34 MW have already been delivered, and additional projects are nearing completion.

Since early March, KACO new energy GmbH has been able to count Enerparc AG as one of its clients. In this short period of time, the Neckarsulm-based inverter manufacturer has supplied nearly 540 Powador 60.0 TL3 units to Enerparc, headquartered in Hamburg. The inverters are being installed as part of ten projects, mainly in eastern Germany. Enerparc is using them at locations between Neubrandenburg and Wegeleben for a total output of 34 MW. For upcoming projects with Powador units, locations in European and Asian countries are being planned.

Michael Drabek, purchasing manager at Enerparc AG, explains the decision for the Powador 60.0 TL3 as follows: "It is a good technical fit for our system configuration. Our projects involve modules with outputs between 225 W and 255 W, and with the 60.0 TL3 it is easy to configure, especially as its three MPP trackers make it very flexible. Not least of all because the integrated string collector with fuses and surge protection provides a good price-performance ratio. This is important especially for large systems."

Ralf Hofmann, CEO of KACO new energy GmbH, sees another success factor: "Our collaboration will benefit no doubt from the fact that Enerparc's employees are proven PV professionals with many years of experience in the solar industry. We see the course set for a long and successful collaboration."

In an increasingly complex market, both companies perceive a high level of professionalism as key to positioning themselves strongly and growing healthily in 2013. The upcoming joint projects will further highlight this approach.

About Enerparc:

Enerparc AG is an internationally successful specialist in the entire value chain of solar power plants in the megawatt segment. The Enerparc team is a pioneer in the industry and is both a developer and installer, as well as investor and operator of large-scale solar power plants. The company's services range from planning (EPCm) to actual plant construction (EPC) as well as operation (O&M) and marketing of electricity revenue. In the last 36 months, Enerparc has successfully installed solar farms with more than 900 MW across Europe and manages solar power plants in its own portfolio with more than 450 MW of power.

About KACO new energy:

KACO new energy is one of the world's largest manufacturers of grid-tie inverters for feeding solar energy. The company offers a comprehensive range of inverters for PV systems for everything from single-family homes to multi-megawatt solar farms. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, Germany and has been producing inverters with a cumulative capacity of nearly six gigawatts since 1999. KACO new energy was the first company in the photovoltaic industry to manufacture inverters (the Powador model) using CO2-neutral production methods. In addition to grid-tie and battery-based solar inverters, the company also supplies inverters for combined heat and power plants and concentrator modules as well as energy storage systems for solar power plants.

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