ABB, the power and automation technology group, has doubled the capacity of its Estonia solar inverter manufacturing facility.
The factory, located in Jüri, was opened on 8th September by Robert Itschner, Managing Director for ABB’s Power Conversion business unit and Bo Henriksson, Managing Director for ABB in the Baltic States. “We have seen an increasing global demand for our central inverters, the PVS800, and the recently launched PVS980,” says Robert Itschner. “This factory expansion, and the new factory in India, opened on September 1st, will help us meet this demand.”
The dramatic drop in solar energy prices in recent years has led to it gaining a bigger share of energy production investments. This trend is expected to continue for years to come. “With our factory investments and those we have made in our climate chamber and full power testing facilities in Helsinki, ABB has further strengthened its position as a global leader in renewable energy,” continues Robert Itschner.
The investment in the Estonia and Helsinki facilities are supported by central inverter R&D facilities and a training center, both located in Helsinki.
ABB provides one of the most comprehensive portfolio of products, systems, solutions and services along the solar photovoltaic value chain that enables the generation, transmission and distribution of solar power for grid-connected and microgrid applications.
ABB’s offering includes inverters, low-voltage products, monitoring and control systems, grid connection, stabilization and integration products, as well as complete electrical balance of plant solutions. ABB also offers a wide range of support and maintenance services, including remote operations and diagnostics, helping ensure solar installations deliver optimal performance.
To help meet bankability requirements of the solar business and secure an attractive and sustainable return on investment, ABB supports its customers with a dedicated global service network providing a complete range of life cycle services in more than 60 countries.