Xantrex GT 3.0 solar inverter training approved for NABCEP continuing education credits

Xantrex Technology Inc. has announced that the product training program for its new GT 3.0 Grid Tie Solar Inverter has been approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for continuing education credits.

Xantrex Technology Inc. has announced that the product training program for its new GT 3.0 Grid Tie Solar Inverter has been approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for continuing education credits.


PV system installers will now benefit from both GT 3.0 product knowledge and installation training and from having the training apply to maintaining NABCEP certification.

"The NABCEP approved GT 3.0 product knowledge and installation training offers installers an opportunity to participate in a program lead by a manufacturer and approved by an industry body," said Xantrex Certified Dealer program manager, Audey Korpus. "This ensures installers are well prepared to sell and install the GT 3.0 inverter."

"Keeping current in the latest PV and balance of system technologies is an important part of the NABCEP recertification process," said NABCEP Executive Director Pete Sheehan. "We are encouraged that manufacturers like Xantrex are providing technically-based training on their products that incorporate the PV industry's best practices."

Xantrex training programs are held at locations throughout North America. The next training session is being held at the upcoming Energy Outfitters dealer event, December 9-12 in Las Vegas.

The GT 3.0 Grid Tie Solar Inverter is a high performance inverter that offers superior energy harvest, lower cost per watt, improved aesthetics, and high reliability. Engineered to make the most of a photovoltaic grid-tie system investment, the GT 3.0 maximizes the energy output of PV panels through optimized maximum power point tracking (MPPT).

The GT 3.0 ensures the highest energy harvest through a wide range of conditions, including high temperature environments where other solar inverters lose their efficiency. The GT 3.0 outperforms other inverter on the market. It provides 3,000 watts of power up to 86F (30C) and 2,500 watts of power between 30C (86F) and 45C (113F) and continues to produce up to 65C (149F). Other inverters start to de-rate below 2,500 watts in air temperatures as cool as 25C (77F).

Backed by a five-year warranty, the Xantrex GT 3.0 Grid Tie Solar Inverter is available now for a breakthrough suggested retail price of US$2,500 through leading renewable energy distributors in North America.

About NABCEP
NABCEP is a nationally recognized certification agency formed to set competency standards for professional practitioners in the fields of renewable and sustainable energy. Practitioners who choose to become certified must demonstrate their competence in the field and their commitment to upholding high standards of ethical and professional practice. NABCEP's first certification program established in 2002 is the Solar PV Installer Certification Program. To date, there are 143 NABCEP certificants located in 30 states.

About Xantrex
Xantrex Technology Inc. (www.xantrex.com) is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the distributed, mobile and programmable power markets. The company's products convert raw electrical power from any central, distributed, or backup power source into high-quality power required by electronic and electrical equipment. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has facilities in Arlington, Washington; Livermore, California; Elkhart, Indiana and Barcelona, Spain. Xantrex is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "XTX".

Note that this news release contains forward-looking statements related to Xantrex Technology Inc. Such statements reflect the current views of Xantrex with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements.

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