Kaco Opens Ontario Facility

In 2011, solar power systems installed in Ontario, Canada will need to be at least 60% comprised of domestically manufactured content in order to receive feed-in tariffs, according to Ontario’s green energy act. In an effort to get a piece of that domestic content requirement, Kaco new energy announced this week that it will open its first manufacturing facility in North America in the City of London Ontario’s Skyway Industrial Park.

Kaco said that it will manufacture its XP series 83 kW and 100 kW blueplanet inverters at the new facility, which it expects to be online by November 2010. 

The company said that its new facility will employ about 50 people and that it will work hard to maintain its zero emissions production strategy.  Kaco has delivered almost 2 GW of inverters to customers worldwide and this new manufacturing facility will have a capacity of 330 MW.  Kaco has a goal of delivering a total of more than 3 GW of inverters worldwide by the close of 2011.

The complete 02xi inverter series including the 1502xi, 2502xi, 3502xi and 5002xi inverters will be available from the London facility by January 1st, 2011. 

 

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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