Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
© alexander fediachov dreamstime.com Electronics Production | December 05, 2012

OCI Solar Power partner up with KACO new energy

New partnership adds to project in San Antonio supplying 400 MW solar power to 70,000 households; increases new jobs by 70.
KACO new energy, an inverter manufacturer headquartered in Germany, and OCI Solar Power, a solar power developer, finalised a partnership to construct the largest photovoltaic solar power project in the Lone Star State. This project will account for sales to KACO new energy of about USD 500 million throughout the next ten years.

CPS Energy, the utility company for the seventh largest city in the United States, awarded the construction of these projects to OCI Solar Power in July. In its search for the best possible inverters for this ambitious project, OCI Solar Power decided on the XP series of the German inverter manufacturer, KACO new energy. Like the consortium partners Nexolon and ERCAM Trackers, KACO new energy will set up its own manufacturing plant in San Antonio, creating more than 70 new jobs. The positions are part of the 800-plus jobs that will be created in San Antonio as part of a 400 megawatt solar project.

“We are pleased to have found the ideal partner in KACO new energy,” said Tony Dorazio, president, OCI Solar Power. We place a great deal of value on approaching all projects in a uniform, environmentally-responsible manner and tailored to the needs of the community. Manufacturing solar inverters from KACO new energy on-site will also create secure long-term jobs in San Antonio.”

Dorko Eliaszewskyj, CEO of KACO new energy USA said, “We are proud to be able to set a new milestone for the good of the San Antonio citizens under the direction of such a professional and committed partner as OCI Solar Power.”

In their outdoor version with external transformers and an additional AC circuit-breaker on the baseplate, KACO new energy’s central inverters will be assembled to form functional units called IPS (Integrated Power Stations). The first 50 MW of solar energy will already be fed into the San Antonio grid by late 2013. The total will be increased to 400 MW by 2016. By then, the combined sub-plants will supply electricity for approximately 70,000 households in Greater San Antonio, representing one-tenth of CPS Energy’s electric customers.

Comments

Please note the following: Critical comments are allowed and even encouraged. Discussions are welcome. Verbal abuse, insults and racist / homophobic remarks are not. Such comments will be removed.
Further details can be found here.
Ad
Ad
Load more news
September 15 2017 9:25 AM V8.7.1-1