Kaco opens a new plant in the U.S.

06.01.2014
Cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony in San Antonio. From left: Tony Dorazio, OCI Solar Power; Ralf Hofmann and Dorko Eliaszewskyj, both from Kaco new energy.
Photo: Kaco

The German company Kaco new energy GmbH has opened a new plant in San Antonio, Texas. The new manufacturing facility covers an area of almost 4,000 m2, making it Kaco's largest in the U.S., and will produce IPS 2.0 inverter stations in the future. Kaco's Service Department is also located in San Antonio, from where operations inside of the U.S. will be coordinated.

Kaco's new production site will create 72 new jobs. They are part of 800 jobs that are being created in San Antonio to build a 400 MW project in the south of the city. At the opening ceremony, Ralf Hofmann, CEO of Kaco said: "Together with our consortium partners, we were able to successfully complete Alamo 1 in 2013, which is the first phase of our project in San Antonio and has a capacity of 41 MW; we are now in the process of building the next solar parks for CPS Energy." Hofmann continued: "Our manufacturing site here in Texas is fully equipped to supply our inverters to any project in North America. We are proud to be able to offer high-end German devices 'made in USA' to our customers here."

The visitors were clearly impressed by the new production lines. After the event, San Antonio's public utility company CPS wrote: "Kaco new energy’s clean, almost sterile space is stunningly simplistic for what you would expect of such a complicated business."

Katharina Garus

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