The order has been placed with the German photovoltaic specialist by Hungarian EPC and distributor Szalontai. The two companies signed the agreement for 50 inverters of type blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT at the beginning of October. The units are already waiting to be shipped: the solar power systems they are designated for are planned to be finished by the end of January 2017.
Szalontai’s order book includes projects with an overall power of 2.5 megawatts, to be completed between November 2016 and January 2017. The schedule is tight, so logistics must run smoothly and installation works must be efficient. On the basis of past business dealings, Szalontai considered that KACO new energy GmbH had the necessary prerequisites in place, and so made an agreement with the Neckarsulm manufacturer to supply 50 inverters of type blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT. It is the single largest order from Eastern Europe during the current year.
This wall-mounted inverter has an integrated string collector and DC overvoltage protection in the XL variant ordered, which saves working time during installation. The units can also be configured remotely, provided the solar system is fully connected to the Ethernet – saving the effort of individually adjusting the inverters in the system. The decision was also influenced by the fast delivery time.
“When an experienced company such as Szalontai places orders with us, this confirms that we have created the right mix of product properties, quality ‘made in Germany’ and reasonable prices,” says Krzysztof Zamozny, Sales Manager Eastern Europe at KACO new energy. The working relationship with KACO new energy began as far back as 2007. The partnership has developed continuously over this time, and Szalontai is now a certified partner of KACO new energy, both selling inverters and providing services.
Where others go to Lake Balaton to swim and sunbathe, brothers Bálint and Gábor Szalontai decided early on that they would use the sun for another purpose: back in 2004, even before the solar boom in Europe, they founded the photovoltaic company here that shares their name. As an EPC service provider and trading company with a full range of PV equipment, Szalontai is now a fixed variable in the Hungarian solar sector, with more than 60 partners in trade and installation.