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Kaco unveils string inverters with silicon carbide transistors

The blueplanet 155 TL3 and 165 TL3 inverters, designed for the large-scale segment, are claimed to offer 15% more power than their predecessor models without silicon carbide transistors.

Kaco, Fraunhofer ISE develop silicon-carbide gallium nitride transistor hybrid inverter

Kaco New Energy, STS Transformatoren Stockach, and Fraunhofer ISE have developed a new topology, management software, and transistors for hybrid inverters. Existing devices often suffer efficiency losses when power demand is low, as circuits and transistors are made to operate close to design specifications. The researchers claim their new tech could enable more battery use, based on simulation results.

The year in solar, part I: New modules, flat-pack solar and inverter turbulence

The first part of pv magazine’s review of 2019 considers Q1, when solar early adopter Italy offered an optimistic start to the year by fleshing out its plans for PV but uncertainty still clouded the world’s biggest solar market. The potential for household solar installations to rocket the world over – helped by ever cheaper panels – prompted strategic decisions in the inverter market and analyst expectations were confounded as the cobalt and lithium price plummeted, bringing the EV revolution a big step nearer.

Shortlisted bidders go forward in Lebanon’s 180 MW, 12-plant tender

Lebanon’s Ministry of Energy and Water has qualified 28 domestic and international firms to enter the next stage of a tender for 180 MW of solar generation capacity.

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Siemens wants to take over Kaco

After announcing its entry into residential storage a week ago, the Munich-based multinational has now unveiled a plan to acquire inverter manufacturer Kaco. Siemens has not provided details about the value of the transaction.

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Kaco sells central inverter business to Korean developer OCI Power

German concern Kaco has sold its central inverter business. The German manufacturer hopes to focus on its string inverter and energy storage branches while the South Korean buyer hopes the newly acquired knowhow can improve the energy efficiency of its large-scale PV parks.

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Kaco raises 2016 guidance on strong order increase

The inverter maker has significantly revised up its guidance after a strong start to 2017. The company said it had received several orders from the Middle East, Turkey and India.

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