Danfoss Solar Inverters e To Expand Production Capacity to 3.5GW in 2011

September 15, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters. Therefore the company’s production capacity has been increased in 2010 and will reach 1.5GW by the end of the year.

The strong growth is set to continue and to meet the high demand for Danfoss string inverters, the production capacity will be increased further to reach 3.5GW in 2011. Moreover, this assembly size can be doubled within a few months when needed.

Production and logistics will be moved to facilities at Danfoss headquarters in Nordborg, Denmark, as Danfoss Solar Inverters is outgrowing its current supply chain facilities in Gråsten and Sønderborg. Assembly in the new production facilities will start in the first quarter of 2011 and the move will be completed by the end of the year.

"We are focused on meeting the high demand from our customers and securing our position among the leading PV inverter suppliers," said Senior Vice President Morten Buhl Sørensen, who has just been appointed new head of Danfoss Solar Inverters.

As of October 1, Morten Buhl Sørensen will take over from Henrik Raunkjær, who has accepted a new challenge outside Danfoss. Morten Buhl Sørensen has been with Danfoss for 20 years and for the last 8 years he has headed Danfoss Power Electronics global supply chain covering both the frequency converter and solar inverter business. He has been a Danfoss Solar Inverters board member since 2007.