Huawei European distributor books 500 MW of inverters

Wattkraft and Huawei representatives signing the framework agreement for 500 MW of inverters.

Wattkraft, a Germany-headquartered PV distributor and systems integrator, has today signed a framework agreement for the supply of 500 MW of inverters from Huawei.

The deal builds upon an existing relationship between the two firms, and will see some 300 MW of Huawei inverters connected or distributed across Germany this year. The remaining 200 MW capacity will be installed at various project sites globally, including in India, Brazil and the U.S.

Wattkraft exclusively handles Huawei FusionSolar string inverters, and has acted as the Chinese firm’s principal distributor in Europe for the past two years, handling 95 MW and 250 MW in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

This year’s figure is the largest yet in terms of volume, and Wattkraft will work closely with Huawei to bring the inverters to new global markets.

“It is exciting to see how together we have developed a successful growth strategy within a global solar market that requires a high degree of flexibility and competitiveness,” said Wattkraft CEO Giovanni Migliore. “Through partnership, Wattkraft can generate new added value services and delivery quality on the distribution side, and Huawei can deliver products and innovation, with strong brand presence.”