AEG Power Solutions has signed a follow-up contract with Activ Solar to extend their partnership in the solar power business until end of 2013 with a minimum capacity of 170MW.

AEG Power Solutions will deliver and commission the equipment including solar inverter stations based on TKS-C containerized outdoor stations, including central inverters, transformers and medium voltage switchgear and th monitoring and supervision system, PV Guard, to be supplied by AEG’s subsidiary, Skytron.

Speaking on the developments AEG Power Solutions CEO Horst J. Kayser said that the company’s strategy is to expand in emerging economies and the contract is in the same direction.

"Eastern European countries and India have fueled our solar growth in 2011," added Kayser.

"The recent opening of our factory in South Africa, as well as this contract, demonstrates how we are strengthening our position in the renewable energy market and how our global footprint constitutes a major strength when Western European solar markets are maturing."

The companies had signed an earlier agreement in the second half of 2010 covering the complete electrical systems for 14 PV power plants, with an approximate 20 MW capacity each.