Xantrex expands GT Series Inverters with two Australian models

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 13, 2009 - Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces an extension of the Xantrex GT Series Grid Tie Solar Inverter lineup for Australia. The GT Single Phase line now includes two new models designed to meet Australian market requirements.

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 13, 2009 - Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces an extension of the high-efficiency Xantrex GT Series Grid Tie Solar Inverter lineup for the Australian market. The GT Single Phase product line has been expanded to include two new models, the GT2.8-AU and GT5.0-AU, designed specifically to meet the requirements of the Australian market.

The Australian Xantrex GT Series inverters are available in two power levels, 2.8 kilowatt (kW) and 5 kW, tailored for residential or small commercial applications. The GT Series inverters' compact size and identical dimensions make them easy to install in an attractive, scalable configuration. Designed to work with the large variety of solar energy modules available in the market, the GT Series makes system sizing easier with its wide input voltage range of 195 to 600 volts DC (Vdc).

Designed to meet strict regulatory standards, the GT Series can be used in single-phase and three-phase applications. The inverter also features passive cooling and silent operation without the need for a cooling fan, increasing reliability by eliminating fan maintenance and replacement issues. Xantrex backs the highly reliable single-phase GT Series units for Australia with a standard five year parts and labor warranty and also offers an optional five year warranty extension.

"We are excited about expanding our GT Series products into a new geographic market," said Ted Campbell, Xantrex President and CEO. "Australia represents the newest market opportunity in our product evolution and aids Xantrex in becoming a truly global company."

"The GT Series makes utility interactive installations for residential and small commercial applications easier and more cost effective," said Chris McClellan, Enerdrive Director. "We are thrilled to be able to offer yet another fantastic Xantrex product in Australia."

For more information on Enerdrive, Xantrex's Australian distributor, please visit http://www.enerdrive.com.au. For more information on the Xantrex GT Series Inverters, please visit http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/13/type.asp.

About Xantrex

Xantrex Technology Inc. (www.xantrex.com), a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the renewable 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 equipment and the electricity grid. Xantrex is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with facilities in the United States, Germany, Spain and India, and a joint venture in China.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 120,000 employees achieved sales of more than 17.3 billion euros in 2007, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations "Make the most of their energy.TM"

Xantrex and Smart choice for power are trademarks of Schneider Electric, registered in the United States and other countries. Make the most of their energy is a trademark of Schneider Electric.

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