KACO New Energy to ship 300 MW of inverters to South Korea

KACO's David Mabille (right) signs the framework agreement for the delivery of 300 MW of string inverters into South Korea with DNE Solar's David Kim.

Kaco New Energy, a German-headquartered manufacturer of solar inverters, has signed a framework agreement this week for the delivery of 300 MW of string inverters to South Korea.

The agreement with South Korean distributor and EPC DNE Solar is for Kaco’s Blueplanet 20.0 and 50.0 TL3 INT string inverters, which will comprise the lion’s share of the shipments, as well as the firm’s Powador 60.0 TL3 inverter, which is a larger ground-mounted string inverter.

DNE Solar will order exclusively from Kaco, and will install these string inverters predominantly at commercial rooftop systems as well as multi-MW utility scale solar parks.

Kaco’s CSO David Mabille said that DNE Solar is one of South Korea’s oldest and most prominent solar PV promoters, and has deep roots in the local solar market.

“The company has acquired a profound knowledge of the customers’ technical and commercial needs, and is able to offer solutions for all renewable energy and storage requirements,” Mabille added.

Speaking to pv magazine at last week’s PV Expo in Tokyo, Mabille also revealed that Kaco is working on the development of a 125 kVa, 1,500 volt string inverter that it will launch globally at the beginning of 2018.