Riccardo Filosa, CEO of Zucchetti Centro Sistemi SpA: “Solar energy is paramount for the health of our planet”

Italian company Zucchetti Centro Sistemi, a world leader in robotics and automation, exports its products to more than 50 countries. The Company has 6 main areas of activity – Software, Robotics, Healthcare (automated integration for healthcare establishments), Automation, IdeaLab (research and development unit which employs 40 specialists) and Green Innovation department.

                 Zucchetti Centro Sistemi office building, Italy

The Green Innovation offers to companies and individuals the most efficient solutions for home automation, solar energy generation and storage, and a wide range of photovoltaic inverters which contains 75 items.

Riccardo Filosa, CEO of Zucchetti Centro Sistemi has told IB Center about the Company’s plans in the field of advanced technology for solar energy and the products it is going to introduce on the market of Ukraine.

Please tell us about the main products and technologies your company offers for the solar energy niche.

ZCS offers string inverters for photovoltaic application and energy storage systems. Our product portfolio is one of the broadest in the market and includes PV inverters from 1 to 70kW. In combination with our inverters, we offer professional monitoring solutions for all kinds of installations.

What innovations for the renewable energy sector will be launched by Zucchetti Centro Sistemi this year? Which of them do you plan to introduce in Ukrainian market?

We have been working hard to be able to further enlarge our product portfolio. During the course of 2019 we will launch a variety of innovative products such as new mini-single phase inverters, compact three-phase inverters up to 33kW and three-phase storage solutions. All of them will be available to the Ukrainian market, but we think that the high runner will definitely be the 30kW compact three-phase inverters which are perfect for residential application allowing significant savings and best in class performances.

What were key achievements of Zucchetti Centro Sistemi in 2018?

During the course of last year we achieved significant technical and commercial goals. On one side, we introduced new product lines such as hybrid systems and 50, 60 and 70kW inverters for large scale PV installations. On the other hand, we opened up new markets and consolidated our presence in major territories such as France, Germany and Benelux.

What are you going to showcase at the CISOLAR 2019 trade show?

At CISOLAR this year, we are bringing the two products we believe to be the best choice for the Ukrainian market: the 30kW compact inverter for residential business and the 60kW for large scale projects. We will be pleased to welcome customers at our booth and let them familiarize with our units.

A new inverter by Zuchetti Centro Sistemi

Which of your green innovation products were best sellers in 2018? Why?

The energy storage market is booming in Europe and, last year, we were very successful with storage systems.

What everybody must know today about the solar energy? Your opinion.

I think that the energetic future of the world is, without a doubt, in renewable energies and solar is the most advanced and ready to use among them. Producing solar energy is economically convenient and, even more important, it is paramount for the health of our planet.

What do you think Zucchetti Centro Sistemi will achieve from its participation in the CISOLAR 2019 event?

We aim at enlarging our presence and building brand awareness in the local market. We want to consolidate the relationship we have with our current partners and pursue new business opportunities with investors, EPCs and distributors.

From your company’s point of view, what are the main peculiar features of Ukrainian solar energy market in comparison with your local market?

The average installation size in Ukraine is much higher than in Italy, where residential business stands below 6kW. Moreover, the Ukrainian market is more very price oriented and you need to be very competitive if you want to be part of the game.



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This year, Zucchetti Centro Sistemi is a sponsor of CISOLAR 2019, the first major business platform in Central and Eastern Europe, where participants share experience in their most successful PV projects’ implementation, discuss current issues in the solar energy field and learn about the latest trends, legal aspects, present ideas and solutions, sign contracts, strengthen their partnerships and find new business partners.

The event is arranged by Innovation Business Centre (IB Centre Europe).

To register for CISOLAR 2019, go to https://ua.cis-solar.com/

You can call or write an email to our Organizational Committee:

Tel.: +38 044 383 03 56

email: cisolar@ibcentre.org


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