Santerno Partners with the Largest Photovoltaic Facility in Southeast Asia
A new technical service center to be soon launched for the maintenance and service of the existing facilities in the country
IMOLA, Italy, 19 June 2013 – Elettronica Santerno, the Carraro Group company that specializes in power electronics, has signed an important agreement with Energy Absolute, a Thai cogeneration and biodiesel company. Thanks to this project, Energy Absolute will start to develop renewable energy in order to provide an integrated system of inverters for the largest photovoltaic facility in Southeast Asia being constructed in the Thai province of Nakorn Sawan.
With this agreement, Santerno continues its growth outside Europe, following the agreements recently signed in South Africa and in the United States, and it confirms its right direction towards new markets. The Italian market, still showing no signs of recovery, represents today less than 20% of Elettronica Santerno’s turnover.
For Carraro Group, which has been operating in China for a decade with operating units and points of sale, Asia represents a more and more strategic market with attractive growth prospects. Santerno, from its regional base in Shanghai, is one of the few international companies recognized in China for its solid know-how of power electronics in the industrial and renewables markets. This means being in the right place, close to current and potential customers and ready for new development opportunities.
Thanks to this agreement Santerno will supply a series of three-phase cabinet outdoor inverters that can be used in extreme climatic conditions. The same type of products used in the photovoltaic facility of Calexico, in the desert of South California (+ 122°F) will be now installed on platforms in the rain forest. The agreement also calls for Santerno to oversee service and maintenance of the new system for two years, and for this purpose, but also to support the previously installed products in other parts of Thailand, Santerno will be launching a new service center in Thailand with a maintenance team on staff.