ABB has been working in the area of integrating renewables into the grid with proven and pioneering solutions in the solar and wind energy spheres. This capability was recognized at Intersolar India 2016 when ABB India was presented the ‘Solar Inverter Supplier of the Year’ award as part of the first Solar Today Awards 2016.
An independent jury chose winners based on data published by a leading consultancy and knowledge services provider in the Indian renewable market, also evaluating the installed base and customer feedback.
“ABB has a market share of 40 percent in the solar inverter market in India. This award is a testimony to our leadership position, underscored by our diverse portfolio across the solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain manufactured at our facility in Karnataka. It recognizes our next level capabilities in supporting the achievement of the solar power generation milestone of 100 GW by 2022, set by the National Solar Mission,” commented KN Sreevatsa, Local Business Unit Manager, Power and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in ABB’s Electrification Products division.
ABB is a leading global supplier of solar PV inverters. ABB solar inverters range from 2 kW to 2 MW and are optimized for residential rooftop usage as well as cost-efficient multi-megawatt power plants. They improve reliability, efficiency and are easy to install. Plant management solutions, including environmental management, software tools and lifetime support, are also part of the portfolio.
In India, ABB began manufacturing solar inverters at its state-of-the-art Nelamangala factory in 2012. To double local manufacturing capacity and consolidate ABB India’s position in the market, a new solar inverter factory was inaugurated at Nelamangala in September 2016. This expansion followed earlier milestones achieved last year when ABB became the first company in the country to double the solar inverter installed base to 2 GW within the short span of five months.
Other landmark solar inverter projects by ABB in India include the world’s first fully solar powered airport, the world's largest single rooftop solar project, the world's longest canal top solar project, solar electrification of schools and solar installations at all of India’s major airports.
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