Ensto provides critical link for solar installations in Honduras

Ensto provides critical link for solar installations in Honduras

Solid position for Ensto in the booming market together with bigger international players like ABB

Ensto has carved out its key competence in the mature market of Latin America: the interconnection of the whole solar farm.

Honduras, Latin America's second largest producer of solar electricity, approved 23 solar farms in 2014, for a total of 609 megawatts. Key in this mix is a solar project near the city of Nacaome, the biggest solar project ever in Latin America, which is provided by ABB.

Overall, Ensto has supplied ABB with 1,144 Cubo E-based solar string monitoring junction boxes for the Honduras project, and in 2015 supplied more than 2,000 for another 20 projects in 10 countries, including the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, India, the UK, and Finland.

These projects have produced a fruitful relationship, and Ensto is currently working with ABB in bidding on 50 other projects in the Far East, Middle East and Latin America. 

The string monitoring junction boxes are a critical link in any solar installation, and incorporate over 100 different components manufactured or sourced.

The products require adapted and dedicated manufacturing lines at Ensto factories, all working towards deadlines that demanded extreme flexibility and speed in engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing.

"Today, the fundamental economics of the solar business is comparable to those of traditional power sources like gas and oil," says Ensto Industrial Solutions President Fernando Trolia Slamic

Higher flexibility and reliability

Ensto's high-spec plastics are half the weight of metal and extremely customisable, which translates into lower installation and maintenance costs

Saves Your Energy

Ensto is a family business and an international cleantech company specializing in the development, manufacture and marketing of electrical systems and supplies for the distribution of electrical power and electrical applications. Ensto is one of the leading technology companies in the world and the company’s goal is to be the world leader in green energy efficiency and distribution. The products, manufactured in seven different countries, are environmentally friendly, energy efficient and leave a minimum carbon footprint.


Key markets

Europe, Russia and CIS countries, India, Kazakhstan, USA

Key figures

Turnover: EUR 280 million
Employees: 1700