Photovoltaic specialist seeks broader product offerings and heightened global presence
IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, has announced the extension of its PV inverter product portfolio to include inverters from Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. With nearly 2000 megawatts (MW) of installation capacity worldwide, of which 450 MW are installed in Europe, Australia and North America, Sungrow is the largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer in Asia, and the fifth largest PV inverter manufacturer in the world in terms of MW shipment in 2011. Via this partnership, IBC SOLAR will be able to offer European clients an even wider range of product pricing in the field of high-quality PV inverters.
With the new cooperation, IBC SOLAR will provide its national and international clients with a selection of PV inverter products that is more tailored to their specific requirements. “By including Sungrow inverters into our product portfolio, we expand our broad range of high-quality products that offer an ideal price-performance ratio,” said Norbert Hahn, IBC SOLAR board member. “Sungrow is a reliable partner who is renowned for high quality standards and innovativeness. In combination with an optimal cost structure, our choice to include the PV inverter specialist in our portfolio was a very easy one, but also well-considered.”
IBC SOLAR subjected Sungrow’s inverters to stringent testing, both in the field of application and via independent auditor. The results of IBC SOLAR field evaluations showed that the inverters are highly robust and reliable. Testing and production audits doubly verified Sungrow’s high product quality, proving that the inverters have long life cycles and top efficiency.
“IBC SOLAR is recognized Europe-wide as a high-quality brand, as well as one of the largest photovoltaic systems integrators,” said Mr. Renxian Cao, CEO of Sungrow. “Now we will come together to use both of our companies’ strengths on a worldwide scale – reliable products with an attractive cost-performance ratio and profound expertise in photovoltaic installations.”
IBC SOLAR offers a training program which will comprehensively introduce the new Sungrow products to its Premium Partners in Germany and some selected European countries. For residential and especially for commercial installations, Sungrow inverters will be perfectly embedded in the IBC SOLAR system periphery. With the IBC SolControl monitoring system, they will meet even the highest grid requirements.