KACO new energy launches next-generation solar PV inverters optimized with Ampt Mode

By: Steve Thursday September 6, 2012 0 comments Tags: Ampt, KACO new energy, Levent Gun, REFUsol

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FORT COLLINS - Fort Collins-based solar company Ampt is working with California-based KACO new energy to launch a new line of solar PV inverters optimized with Ampt Mode technology, Ampt announced.

KACO new energy is one of the world's largest solar inverter manufacturers with more than five gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) inverters in the field.

KACO's inverters in Ampt Mode operate at up to 80 percent higher output power and dissipate less power per kilowatt than the same inverter in a normal mode, KACO said.

"KACO inverters operating in Ampt Mode take full advantage of our technology to extend the depth and capability of our product line," said Dorko Eliaszewskyj, KACO new energy general manager.

When set in Ampt Mode and deployed with Ampt's DC optimizers, system owners save up to 40 percent or more on balance of system electric components and labor. They also benefit from higher lifetime energy production by having maximum power point tracking on each PV module.

"KACO is globally recognized for its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation," said Levent Gun, Ampt CEO. "The combination of our technologies into this lowest-cost, high-performance solution is yet another example of KACO's leadership in PV."

Ampt also announced it has partnered with another California-based company, REFUsol Inc., to provide commercial and utility-scale inverters that will incorporate the company's Ampt Mode technology.

"We are excited to partner with a distinguished company like REFUsol, which has long been recognized for its innovation in the solar industry," Gun said.

For more information, visit www.ampt.com.

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