MECO Launches Iran’s First Large-Scale Power Plant Inverter Production Line

Iran’s first production line of power plant inverters with a capacity of 250 kilowatts (KW) was inaugurated on December 5, 2023, by MAPNA Electric & Control Engineering & Manufacturing Company (MECO), a leading company in the field of electric and control systems.

The ceremony was attended by Mahmoud Kamani, Iran’s deputy energy minister.

An inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) from solar panels or batteries into alternating current (AC) that can be used by appliances or fed into the national grid.

Iran used to import inverters from European countries and China, but MECO has successfully localized the technology and aims to meet up to 20% of the domestic demand, as well as export to neighboring countries.

MECO started the project of producing photovoltaic (PV) inverters more than a year ago, developing industrial samples and launching the production line.

Despite the economic challenges, MECO has taken the initiative to address the country’s shortage of high-power inverters and to facilitate the engineering design and production development of solar inverters with various power capacities in Iran, using internal expertise and advanced production line equipment.

MECO’s inverters have been tested and proven to inject electric power into the national grid with a quality comparable to their foreign counterparts. MECO’s products are also competitive with European samples in terms of both technical specifications and pricing. MECO plans to expand its production across different power categories based on market demand. The production of inverters has several benefits for the country, such as generating clean electricity from renewable sources, reducing air pollution by cutting carbon dioxide production by 400 tons annually, creating employment in the new technology sector, and preserving national capital by preventing the outflow of foreign currency.

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