AEG PS inaugurates Indian solar inverter factory18. October 2011 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers, Products | By: Becky Stuart
AEG Power Solutions has inaugurated its new 400 megawatt (MW) solar inverter factory in Bangalore, India. While 40 people have already been hired, it is expected that a total of 150 jobs will be created.
A spokesperson tells pv magazine that production has already begun on AEG’s PV.250 and PV.500 solar inverter series at the 80,000 square foot facility, which was built with the help of the company’s German subsidiary in Belecke/Warstein.
They add that while the annual peak load capacity is 400 MW, this can later be ramped up to 1,000 MW.
The next phase of expansion, says the spokesperson, will see the production of uninterruptible power supplies. Manufacture on the company’s Protect Blue product, which is more specifically designed for Data & IT applications, is expected to start in the second quarter of 2012.
"The growing energy demand of the country causes also a higher demand for products, which guarantee an uninterruptible power supply and create a reliable infrastructure for industrial power users. AEG PS offers a consistent product portfolio covering all these demands perfectly," commented Sridhar Murthy, MD of AEG PS in India.
The new facility was officially inaugurated by Horst J. Kayser, CEO of AEG PS, last week. Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and NS Prasanna Kumar, MD of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will also be in attendance.
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