According to reports, Gamesa Electric, a subsidiary of multinational wind energy major Gamesa , is set to launch 1 MW Plus, a central inverter for utility scale solar photovoltaic plants, according to a press release.
To be launched in the first quarter of 2013, the product will be marketed in India, China, Eastern Europe, the US, Latin America and South Africa.
Gamesa is set to diversify into a range of sectors including hydroelectricity, solar photovoltaic, electric traction and marine propulsion on the strength of the experience of its subsidiary in the electric equipment design and manufacturing business.
In the power electronics sector, the company operates primarily in solar photovoltaic in international markets — Gamesa Electric has installed more than 1,500 photovoltaic central inverters worldwide to date — and sells solutions to facilitate the integration of renewable energy to power grids (active voltage/reactive power regulators, voltage dip offset equipment, active harmonic filters, etc.).
In addition, it supplies the traditional electric generation market (nuclear and combined cycles) with UPS (uninterrupted power systems) and high power and high-availability rectifiers.
With manufacturing plants in Spain and China and a global sales and maintenance network, Gamesa Electric is developing projects in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa in the power electronics and electric motors and generators markets.