Fairs

Solar Power International

2017/09/10 - 2017/09/13

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Stand 2838, Hall C, 5th floor
Las Vegas, USA

Renewable Energy India Expo

2017/09/20/ - 2017/09/22 

India Expo Centre
Greater Noida, India

PV Taiwan

2017/10/18 - 2017/10/20

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Hall 1, Stand J1293
Taipei, Taiwan

Intersolar Summit Iran

2017/11/21

Parsian Esteghlal International Hotel
Tehran, Iran

BGS Solar Summit

2017/11/20 - 2017/11/21

Sheraton Tunis Hotel
Tunis, Tunesia

Total order quantity reaches all-time high. – KACO new energy GmbH sells 1.4 gigawatts of inverter power in the first half-year.

Neckarsulm, 27. July 2017 – In the first six months of the year, KACO new energy GmbH has received...

KACO new energy, Inc. Expands Latin American Product Portfolio. – Solar technology leader launches 29.0 kW inverter series with lower AC output voltage.

San Antonio, July 19, 2017 – KACO new energy, Inc. (the “Company” or “KACO”), one of the world's...

Inverters master Poseidon’s challenge. – Two solar parks with a power output of 24 megawatts are being built on the coast of Corsica.

Neckarsulm, 7. July 2017 – Sand and sea salt – what tourists want and love can be a problem for...

Holland’s largest rooftop PV plant operational. – Sustainable energy use in industry with inverters from KACO new energy.

Neckarsulm, 29. June 2017 – With a power of 9.3 megawatts, the largest solar roof in the...

The KACO new energy Ultraverter concept wins Germany’s most prestigious photovoltaics award.

Bad Staffelstein / Neckarsulm, 06. March 2015 – With the Ultraverter system, the Neckarsulm-based solar PV inverter manufacturer has combined the advantages of DC optimizers, microinverters and string inverters in a completely new "AC serial switching" system architecture. The concept was awarded an Innovation Prize at the "30th Photovoltaics Solar Energy Symposium" in Bad Staffelstein, Germany, for being one of the rare key innovations in the branch.

The blueplanet ultraverter 250 is an inverter operating at lower voltages which can turn a PV module into a pure AC source.

The OTTI innovation prize jury chose to award KACO new energy GmbH for a new generation of solar PV inverters, the Ultraverter system. The technological concept of the Ultraverter system can basically be classified as MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics). It differs from conventional approaches by means of lower voltage DC-AC conversion at module level, with the resulting advantages of lower switching losses and lower material stress on the components.

Inverter and grid connection box

The Ultraverter system consists of two components, the blueplanet ultraverter 250 and the blueplanet ultragate grid connection box. The blueplanet ultraverter 250 are inverters, which turn almost any commercially-available PV module into a pure AC source. They can be mounted onto existing module racks or can be pre-installed as a fixed module component. The brainpower is to be found in the blueplanet ultragate grid connection box. The blueplanet ultragate is responsible for controlling the strings, the connection to the public grid and the communication with the operator. The connection output of each blueplanet ultragate is modularly scalable: single-phase it ranges from 1 to 11 kilowatts, and three-phase from 3 to 20 kilowatts.

One inverter for all grid voltages

The chief attraction of the concept: thanks to their patented switching concept, the Ultraverters are compatible with all grid voltages and grid frequencies world-wide. The number of modules per string is therefore simply selected in accordance with the grid voltage. A universal inverter for all networks also means: system design, warehousing and logistics become easier than ever with the Ultraverters.

They also fulfil all current demands when it comes to reliability and operational safety. Should a module indicate an error, automatic bridging occurs, voltage losses are compensated for, and the impact of the defect is reduced to a minimum. Every blueplanet ultraverter 250 optimises the performance of its "own" module, so that losses caused by shading or soiling become less relevant. Highest safety is assured thanks to the ability to disconnect strings right down to module level, for example, during maintenance or in the event of fire.

Suitable for residential and commercial PV systems

The Ultraverters find their optimum areas of application in PV systems ranging from small private arrays up to medium-sized, commercial solar power plants.

KACO new energy is confident that thanks to the Ultraverter concept, the technical and normative hurdles which nowadays still complicate market access in many places and make photovoltaic unnecessarily expensive, will be overcome. In that sense, they not only mark technological innovation, but could also be an important, reasonably-priced building block in the global energy turnaround.

The award-winning highlights of the KACO new energy Ultraverter concept at a glance:

  • Compatible with all grid voltages, world-wide
  • Operates at lower voltage levels
  • Easy system layout and mounting
  • Intelligent power adjustment
  • Automatic bridging in the event of an error
  • String disconnection at module level


About the Photovoltaics Solar Energy Symposium:
The "Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie" (Photovoltaics Solar Energy Symposium) is the most important meeting point of the PV branch in Germany. This is also reflected by the fact that the Symposium celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015. The event was held at the Banz Monastery in Bad Staffelstein and was organised by the Ostbayerisches Technologie-Transfer-Institut e.V., OTTI (East Bavarian Technology Transfer Institute). OTTI is a non-profit organisation founded in 1977. Headquartered in Regensburg, it is one of the leading organisers of practice-oriented conferences in the field of Renewable Energies in Europe.
Learn more at www.otti.eu/

About KACO new energy:
KACO new energy is amongst the world’s largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied approx. 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The Company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. In 2014, KACO new energy celebrated the Centenary of the original company which was one of the first suppliers of inverters in the late 1930s.



Contact

Kornelia Lauser

Director Global Marketing & Power Plant Solutions

KACO new energy GmbH

Carl-Zeiss-Str. 1

74172 Neckarsulm

Germany

+49 7132 3818-0

+49 7132 3818-703

pr(at)kaco-newenergy.de