KACO new energy gains a foothold in Turkey.

The Neckarsulm-based solar PV inverter specialist achieves a 17 percent market share thanks to its latest projects.

Istanbul / Neckarsulm, 06. March 2015 – In Turkey both the economy and the need for electricity are growing, and the majority of fossil energy sources are imported. With over 1,500 kWh/m2 solar irradiation, photovoltaic is turning out to be the ideal answer to the dilemma. KACO new energy is supplying the optimum solar PV inverter solutions.

In the town of Kayseri a sugar factory is covering its own energy needs with solar power and in Antalya a drinks producer is doing just the same. In Karabuk the ″Safran Park″ shopping mall is meeting its electricity requirements with photovoltaic. In Turkey, the PV era has just begun and solar PV inverters from KACO new energy have been chosen for many PV installations to ensure optimum operation. Leading installation companies are selecting inverters from 10 to 72 kilowatts for this purpose from the German manufacturer's product portfolio. For example, a 1 megawatt solar power plant in Konya which the Turkish Environment Minister – İdris Güllüce – honoured with a visit, is laid out with Powador 20.0 TL3 inverters. Just considering plants like these, which are already up and running, KACO new energy has already achieved a market share of 17 percent at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.

Azerbaijan, east of the Autonomous Nakhchivan Republic, which borders with Turkey, has installed the first two large PV systems totalling 3.7 megawatts too. In these de-centrally designed solar parks, Powador 72.0 TL3 and Powador 60.0 TL3 are working for the energy turnaround in the Near East.

In February Turkey passed its first national action plan for renewable energies, according to which the country wants to install 5 gigawatts of photovoltaic over the next seven years. And, in the second round of tenders for plants over 1 megawatt, the state grid operator, TEIAS, secured licenses for several hundred megawatts. In order to fulfil these figures, the upswing in Turkey looks set to increase. Indeed, the latest enquiries at KACO new energy are already giving rise to one assumption: 2015 will be a good year on the road to that goal.

About KACO new energy
KACO new energy is amongst the world's largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied approx. 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The Company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. In 2014, KACO new energy celebrated the Centenary of the original company which was one of the first suppliers of inverters in the late 1930s.

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