ABB expands its central inverter production to India
The Indian PV market is one of the most rapidly growing solar power markets in the world. The long-term commitment of the Indian government to developing a sound and healthy PV market makes it reasonable for ABB to expand production: With this new production facility we can support our customers in India with even more rapid delivery times and provide faster support for varying project needs, says Antti Suontausta, ABB's global product group manager for renewable energy power converters. Since the end of 2011, over 100 MW of ABB central inverters have been installed in India, reports the company. After the latest orders, the installed base of ABB central inverters in India will increase. The biggest single plant to use ABB central inverters will now be approximately 60 MW, and is run by one of the key EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors in India.