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28 March 2017 2017 09:45 AM GMT

Grid Feeding Solar: KACO Agrees To Supply 300MW Of Inverters To South Korean DNE

KACO new energy GmbH from Neckarsulm and the South Korean trading and EPC company DNE Solar Ltd. Reaffirm their long-term partnership with a major order: the inverter manufacturer will supply equipment with a total of 300 megawatts of power to the Asian country. DNE Solar will only purchase string inverters from KACO new energy. The wall mounted devices blueplanet 20.0 TL3 INT and 50.0 TL3 INT and the Powador 60.0 TL3 inverters are responsible for the lion’s share. Their use is primarily planned for commercial solar roofs and solar parks on a power plant scale.

“Thanks to our great passion for renewable energies and the uncompromising emphasis on service and support, DNE Solar has established a firm position in South Korea. As a pioneer of the inverter technology with a long, Made in Germany tradition, KACO new energy fits well into our customer-oriented action. I am therefore certain that with this partnership we will continue the paved path. South Korea is keen on energy independence and a multi-faceted energy mix; “Said David Kim, CEO of DNE Solar Ltd.” This is a great opportunity to develop and design the solar market.

David Mabille, CSO of KACO new energy, added: “We are very pleased to conclude this agreement with DNE Solar. It is the result of our sincere commitment to the South Korean solar market and the long partnership with DNE Solar, which has matured over many years. As one of the oldest and most important representatives of solar energy in South Korea, the company is deeply rooted in the local market. It has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the technical and commercial needs of its customers and can provide solutions for all renewable energy and storage requirements. ”

DNE Solar Ltd. Is a leading PV specialist whose integration with the South Korean market for renewable energies reaches back to the year 2006. Nearly 300-megawatt inverter power from KACO new energy has been installed by the company since 2012 and in maintenance. DNE Solar has a comprehensive service organisation consisting of highly qualified service technicians, which are approved by KACO new energy for service and technical advice. At present, DNE Solar is expanding its business and developing energy storage systems based on its own expertise and technology experience, which the company has acquired over many years together with the growth of the company.

KACO new energy is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of inverters for grid feeding of solar power. The product range includes a complete range of services for systems ranging from detached houses to megawatt solar parks. Since 1999, the Neckarsulmer company has delivered inverters with a cumulative output of nine gigawatts. KACO new energy was the first company in the photovoltaic sector to produce its inverters CO2-neutral. The technological range of inverters for combined heat and power plants and concentrator modules as well as storage systems for solar systems extends beyond network and battery-connected solar inverters. In 2014 the company celebrated the 100th birthday of the original mother company, which was one of the first manufacturers of inverters in the late 1930s.

Photo: courtesy of KACO new energy GmbH

August 9th 2017
IDFC Alternatives Fund Acquires Solar Projects Totaling 190MW From First Solar

India Infrastructure Fund II (IIF II), represented by its investment manager, IDFC Alternatives Limited, one of India’s largest alternatives fund managers, is to acquire seven operating solar projects owned and operated by the First Solar Group in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana aggregating to a capacity of 190 MW. All the projects utilise First Solar’s advanced CdTe (Cadmium Telluride) based thin film modules, one of the most environmentally friendly PV technologies, and sell the power generated to state utilities, under long term power purchase agreements. Aditya Aggarwal, Partner, IDFC Alternatives stated that “consistent with its stated strategy of aggregating operating renewable assets, IIF II is well on its way to achieving an installed base of 400-450 MW of operating renewable assets by the end of the current financial year.”

August 14th 2017
Offshore Wind Drives 6.1 GW Of European Wind Installations In First Half Of 2017

6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends. WindEurope Chief Policy Officer, Pierre Tardieu, said: “We are on track for a good year in wind capacity installations but growth is driven by a handful of markets. At least ten EU countries have yet to install a single MW so far this year. Although this won’t translate into lower installations for another few years, the industry needs clarity on volumes for the post-2020 period to maintain the current cost reduction trend”.

July 28th 2017
Major Realignment In Motorsport As Porsche Prioritises Formula E Over Le Mans

Significant changes in motorsport are taking place as Porsche implements its strategy to develop a combination of pure GT vehicles and fully electric sports cars, such as the first fully battery-powered Mission E road car. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in this category are the logical outcomes of our Mission E”, says Michael Steiner, Executive Board Member, R&D at Porsche AG. “For us, Formula E is the ultimate competitive environment for driving forward the development of high-performance vehicles in areas such as environmental friendliness, efficiency and sustainability”.