KACO new energy delivers 4.7 megawatts of inverter power to E.ON. – New technology supports grid management in the energy provider’s largest solar park in Saxony-Anhalt.
Neckarsulm, 8. August 2017 – Inverters from KACO new energy as well as its new reactive power technology will be employed in the Hassel solar park. The open space PV plant is currently being constructed and will be operated by E.ON. The project is the largest one by the German energy provider in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and the first one of this scale that uses KACO new energy products. 4.7 megawatts are to be connected to the grid in August.
The Hassel solar park in Saxony-Anhalt will be equipped with 85 blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT inverters by German manufacturer KACO new energy GmbH. The order has been placed by E.ON Energie Deutschland. Construction of the open space system westward of the community Hassel started in June.
The building phase has made good pace so that the completion of the first sub-project with a power of 4.7 megawatts is planned for the current month of August; this would mean the inverters would start to feed-in clean solar energy for 2,500 households into the medium voltage grid at the best time of year. In 2018, the array will be enlarged by a second sub-project of 3.1 megawatts; when completed, it will be the largest PV system by E.ON in Saxony-Anhalt with an overall power of 7.8 megawatts.
KACO new energy offers its blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT inverter in different variants. This paid off when E.ON was looking for an inverter with integrated DC combiner with the purpose of simplifying installation. The XL variant chosen by E.ON also provides the DC and AC surge protection type 1+2 for the highest level of protection against damage by lightning.
“The solar park is supposed to support grid management right from the start. We, as KACO new energy, have just had our new reactive power inverter made market-ready. We had good discussions with E.ON in which we came to the conclusion that the new unit meets all the requirements,” said Otto Gentner, Regional Sales Manager, Bavaria & Austria at KACO new energy. Eight blueplanet 50.0 TL3 RPonly (reactive power only) subsequently completed the shipment to E.ON. The unit is AC coupled and delivers reactive power night and day.
About E.ON Energie Deutschland:
E.ON has been developing solar products and services tailored to its customers’ specific needs for many years. The range of services encompasses the design, installation, maintenance, and servicing of solar systems for residential and business customers. Backed by decades of experience as an energy supplier, E.ON can carefully manage every stage of the project delivery process. The company also supplies millions of customers across Germany with power and gas. For more information, visit www.eon.de
About KACO new energy:
KACO new energy, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of inverters for grid-feed solar power. The product line-up covers the full power range, from single units designed for a family home up to complete systems for solar parks producing megawatts of electricity. Since 1999, KACO new energy has supplied inverters with a cumulative power output of 10 gigawatts. This offering has been extended to include solutions for PV self-consumption and energy storage, devices for grid management, as well as products and value-added services for utility-scale projects. KACO new energy is the first company in the photovoltaic industry to achieve CO2-neutral production and in 2014, celebrated the 100th birthday of the original parent company which, at the end of the 1930s, was one of first ever inverter manufacturers. For more information, visit www.kaco-newenergy.com