Kaco Poised for North American Production

Canadian and US markets should receive the inverters from a new plant in London, Ontario, before the start of 2011. The company recently announced that growth in North America had contributed to the firm hitting 2 GW in worldwide sales of PV inverters.

By manufacturing at the new London plant the firm can also meet Ontario Power Authority (OPA) requirements for domestically sourced content.

“We strongly believe in Ontario’s Green Energy Act FIT and microFIT programmes and are looking forward to expanding our business in Canada,” said Peter Flachsmann, CEO of Kaco New Energy.

Kaco plans to produce 330 MW of blueplanet inverters at its new plant over 2011. The factory at London’s Skyway Industrial Park will cover 25,000 sq ft and host at least 50 staff. Kaco plans to expand the facility to 40,000 sq ft next year to accommodate production of new inverter models.

The firm has announced an objective of manufacturing more than 3 GW in inverters worldwide over 2011. Kaco also targets sales of 1500 MW this year.

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