Holland’s largest rooftop PV plant operationalSustainable energy use in industry with inverters from KACO new energy


Neckarsulm – With a power of 9.3 MW, the largest solar roof in the Netherlands can be found on a warehouse and production centre in Vianen. Inverters from KACO new energy have been used to harmonise finance and climate concerns.

Royal Dekker, based in The Hague, is a supplier of wood, composite and aluminium products, with its own forestry business. The company, which is well known both nationally and beyond, has taken up the cause of sustainable forest management and efficient energy use to improve their climate footprint. Part of this approach is a solar power plant that has recently been installed on the roofs of its largest warehouse and production centre, in Vianen in the central Netherlands.

Photovoltaic modules with a total power of 9.3 MW cover 26 roofs with a cumulative surface area of over 155,000 m² – the Netherlands’ largest rooftop photovoltaic plant to date. The solar power is fed into the building's electricity network via 140 decentralised string inverters from Neckarsulm-based manufacturer KACO new energy. Since mid-June, Royal Dekker has been able to cover more than 90 per cent of the power required for in-house consumption in Vianen from climate-friendly solar energy – significantly reducing its CO2 footprint.

Switch Energy B.V., responsible for technical and financial planning, and the wholesaler BC Solar opted for inverters of the type blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT with a power output of 50 kilowatts. “KACO new energy is an established German vendor that supplies inverters at a good price/performance ratio. These are powerful arguments for getting our customers the best deals as regards finance and insurance,” says Bart Luters from Switch Energy.

Source: KACO new energy

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