A recent new entrant in the solar inverter market, Finland-based Vacon has recently received orders for installations of over 100MW as well as several megawatts in Italy and Belgium. Vacon recently introduced its ‘8000 SOLAR’ inverter series for utility-scale PV plants after acquiring a small Spanish company that specializes in the design of solar energy inverters. Vacon is a global AC drives manufacturer.
“Vacon’s business is clean technology, distinguished by two growth areas. One is the long-established field of controlling electric motors with AC drives, and the other one is our product offering for harnessing renewable energy. Vacon offers new and exciting solutions for this growing business area,” says Olli Tevä, Marketing Director for Vacon's Renewable Energy Applications.
According to Tevä, Vacon was approached by several PV project developers to provide inverters due to the shortages seen in the market over the last 18 months. The company has an installed capacity for manufacturing inverters, using its existing facilities for AC drive assembly.