Xantrex' launches innovative wireless monitor for solar energy systems

Xantrex Technology Inc. announces the launch of its Xantrex' Gateway monitoring system, an innovative wireless monitoring solution for small scale solar power installations.

VANCOUVER, B.C., March 19, 2008 - Xantrex Technology Inc. (TSX:XTX) announces the launch of its Xantrex' Gateway monitoring system, an innovative wireless monitoring solution for small scale solar power installations.


The Xantrex Gateway is the central communication component of a residential or small commercial solar energy system. It keeps the system owner informed about the system's operation and energy production from any location. The Gateway's wireless capability bridges the gap between Xantrex single phase grid tie (GT) inverters and the system owner's computer.

As solar panels collect raw direct current (DC) energy from the sun, Xantrex inverters convert that power into high quality alternating current (AC) electricity for household use. The Gateway can monitor a network consisting of up to 20 GT inverters. It logs the system's performance data directly from the inverters and transmits that information to Yahoo' Widget based software for straightforward graphics and easy access from any computer. The Gateway includes built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, allowing access through the Internet or direct to a local computer. The Gateway also offers a web page with the ability to configure automated email reports and fault status to the user or installer.

"The Gateway's versatile interface makes it easy for owners to get accurate information about their system's power generation," said John Wallace, Xantrex CEO. "Modern, convenient products like the Gateway reflect Xantrex's pioneering reputation in the solar market."

The new Xantrex Gateway will be on display at the Xantrex booth #512 at Globalcon 2008 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 19-20, 2008.

For more information on Globalcon 2008, visit www.globalconevent.com.

For more information and an image of the Xantrex Gateway, visit www.xantrex.com/gateway.

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 renewable, programmable, and mobile power markets. The company's products convert and control raw electrical power from any central, distributed, renewable, 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 and San Diego, California; Elkhart, Indiana; Barcelona, Spain; and Reading, England. Xantrex is 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. Xantrex and smart choice for power are trademarks of Xantrex International, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

For further information, please contact:

Xantrex Media Relations
604-422-2589
mediarelations@xantrex.com

Featured Product

sonnenBatterie eco

sonnenBatterie eco

The sonnenBatterie eco is a fully-integrated, all-in-one residential energy storage solution that utilizes intelligent energy management software and lithium-ion batteries to turn houses into smart energy homes. The system is available in a variety of storage capacities and configurations, allowing for extensibility and expansion and integrates with new and existing PV systems. The sonnenBatterie eco allows customers to save money every single day by storing excess energy generated by solar PV systems and using the stored energy from the battery to power homes when the utility rates are more expensive or when the grid is out of service in addition to enabling customers to go off-grid.