San Antonio/San Salvador – KACO new energy announced today it supplied 784 kilowatts of inverter power for the Universidad Francisco Gavidia, a University in San Salvador, El Salvador. The project is expected to produce enough clean solar energy to off-set the University’s electricity consumption by 60 per cent.
This solar installation utilizes the Powador 72.0 TL3 string inverter series, which KACO new energy specially designed for commercial and industrial applications, and which was supplied to OSI Power, a project developer based in Guatemala.
“We are proud to be a part of the Universidad de Gavidia’s ambitious renewable energy and carbon reduction goals,“ says Eduardo Casilda, Senior Director of Sales and Business Development at KACO new energy, Inc in San Antonio, Texas.
“Thanks to long-term, strong Latam EPC and service partners like OSI, KACO new energy continues to grow its industry leading commercial and industrial portfolio in the region,” Casilda adds.
According to the University, “the construction of this PV rooftop installation is considered as a first phase, since the transformed energy is injected directly into the electric flow and therefore is used on-site. The second phase corresponds to the implementation of accumulators that allow the storage of energy, optimizing the renewable resource and contributing to energy consumption.”
KACO new energy, a German firm, witnessed significant growth in the rooftop sector this year, which included supplying Central America’s largest rooftop installation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
The company’s wide range of commercial and industrial inverter products caters to the various country requirements in Latin America.
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