ABB India doubles capacity to manufacture solar inverters to 2GW

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on January 16, 2018

ABB India, the power and automation technology major, has doubled its solar inverter manufacturing capacity to 2GW in five months.

“The expansion follows earlier milestones achieved by ABB India last year – the first company to double the solar inverter installed base to 2GW in afive months,” said Sanjeev Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, ABB India.

“A first for the nation as well. ABB inverters manufactured at Nelamanagala, Bengaluru, help power 40 per cent of the utility scale solar power generated in the country,” he added.

The Bengaluru site manufactures ABB’s PVS800 central inverter series, which have become popular in India due to their ease of commissioning and reliable performance in even the harshest of climates.

Sharma said ABB central inverters range from 2 kW to 2 MW (2 kW to 50 kW are string inverters) and are optimised for residential rooftop usage as well as cost-efficient multi-megawatt power plants.

The factory’s additional capacity was on Thursday inaugurated by Sanjeev Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, ABB India, and Robert Itschner, Global Managing Director for Power Conversion, ABB Group.

“ABB, a global leader in solar inverter technology, has also been powering solar projects across the country spanning the entire solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain, a key component of which has been our solar inverter technology, made in India,” said Sharma.

Published on September 01, 2016

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