Central inverters from KACO new energy power Europe's largest solar roof

In the German town of Leinefelde-Worbis

Neckarsulm, 12 June 2013 – It is Europe's largest PV installation on a single roof: in the German town of Leinefelde-Worbis (Thuringia), a logistics complex is topped by an 8 MW solar power plant. For feeding the solar power into the grid, the project partners decided on the Powador XP550-HV TL by KACO new energy GmbH.

The most powerful central inverters by the German manufacturer of solar inverters and around 32,000 polycrystalline Jinko modules form Europe's largest rooftop PV system. On a surface area of 80,000 m, 245 and 250 W modules are strung together to an overall power of 8 MW. This amount of solar electricity is enough to supply power to 2,000 households.

Solar-Dacheinkauf GmbH & Co. KG of Mannheim supplied the components, planning and turnkey installation have been in the hands of Solar-Energiedach GmbH of Sembach. Both companies have their origins in the roofing sector. This combination paid off; including the refurbishment of the roof, the modules, substructure and inverters were installed within only eight weeks.

Dominik Daub, Managing Director of Solar-Dacheinkauf, explained the decision to use the Powador XP550-HV TL thus: "The price/performance ratio was just right. The transformerless Powador XP550-HV TL is highly flexible and was very easy to integrate into the overall system. What's more, the versatile monitoring options are really practical – which is very important when it comes to safeguarding an investment such as this."

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 more than 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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