Photon Energy creates PV inverter partnership with China's GreatWall
Dutch solar power firm Photon Energy NV said today it has formed a partnership with China Electronics GreatWall Energy for the distribution, maintenance and service of Satcon central inverters.
GreatWall has been a manufacturer of Satcon inverters for a few years now, mainly for the Chinese market. It acquired all intellectual property (IP) rights over the product following the bankruptcy of Satcon Technology Corp in 2013. Photon Energy, in turn, is experienced in servicing the installed base of Satcon inverters in Europe.
The new deal will see the two firms cooperate on inverter maintenance and service as well as their distribution mainly in Europe and Australia. Photon Energy will gain access to spare parts, software and technical upgrades. GreatWall will also provide Photon Energy’s Inverter Cardio team with all necessary training required to provide qualified commissioning, maintenance and repair services.
“We already provide maintenance and repair services for more than 150 MW of Satcon inverters in Europe. Through our cooperation with GreatWall we can expand the scope and speed of our services to our customers“, said Photon Energy CEO Georg Hotar.