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KATEK expands development area for PV power electronics

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Memmingen, 19/01/2021 – KATEK is expanding its development area for photovoltaic power electronics: With a new department, the electronics service provider is strengthening its expertise in hybrid inverters. New products will soon be introduced under the KATEK brand Steca.


Homeowners are increasingly focusing on self-sufficiency

The storage market is experiencing strong growth, and more and more homeowners are opting for a stand-alone energy supply solution, reports Klauspeter Bader, Managing Director of KATEK Memmingen. “The trend here is towards high-voltage electricity storage systems that deliver more power. We are therefore very pleased that we have gained experienced inverter experts for our new development area. Hybrid inverters have a good future and we not only want to produce them, but we also want to continue to be among the technology leaders for power electronics with our own developments.”

Steca technology: Replacement power for all consumers

In the event of a power failure, the new generation of Steca hybrid inverters from KATEK can disconnect a household from the grid within a very short time and switch over to islanding operation. This system solution ensures that the electricity storage unit can supply all three phases in the local grid so that all consumers can continue to operate seamlessly. The inverter technology is complemented by smart system components for the real-time measurement of energy consumption and a modern energy management module.

Future technology for residential buildings

“In its acquisition of inverter manufacturer Steca last year, the KATEK Group took on one of the pioneers of renewable energies in Germany, which brings with it a great deal of manufacturing and engineering expertise”, explains Rainer Koppitz, CEO of the KATEK SE Group. “Now, with the establishment of the new product and development department, we are taking an additional step in our pursuit of future technology for residential buildings. This expansion of our portfolio also helps us continue to provide our customers with optimal service as an OEM and ODM partner.”

About KATEK

KATEK is a group of internationally active companies and is one of the leading electronics service providers in Europe. With its approximately 2,400 employees at locations in Germany and Eastern Europe, the KATEK Group achieves a turnover of roughly 350 million euros. Its range of services covers the entire life cycle of electronic assemblies and devices, from development and materials to project management, production, testing technology, logistics and after-sales service.

Steca has been a KATEK product brand since 2019. The division develops and produces high-end power electronics for grid inverters and energy storage systems as well as control technology for photovoltaic systems and fuel cell systems. With a history stretching back 40 years, it is one of the pioneers of the renewable energy industry in Germany. Its manufacturing and development expertise spanning over many years is reflected in products that are distinguished by their high quality and excellent price-performance ratio. The production sites are located in Memmingen (headquarters) and Düsseldorf in Germany and Saedinenie in Bulgaria.
Contact for the press

Elena Harrer
Tel.: +49 8331 8558 581
elena.harrer@katek-group.com
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