Saudi Arabia gets first PV inverter factory

By Editor


Saudi Arabia now has a solar photovoltaic inverter production line. Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) established the facility powered by the German company KACO new energy (Neckarsulm).

The company named Shams solar inverters can produce up to 2,000 units ranging from 20 kW to 2 MW each year. The annual output in terms of capacity is equal to 1 gigawatt.

Shams had come into existence as a test facility in November 2013. It was specifically built to prove the high efficiency of the Shams inverters.

The facility allows PV panel manufacturers to test their devices. It is able to subject different units such as polysilicon manufactured locally by KACST, polysilicon manufactured in China by Yingli Green Energy, thin film solar panels manufactured by First Solar and thin film CIGS manufactured by Manz AG.

Ajith Kumar S

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