Bentek Designs Bi-Polar Solar Combiner for Schneider Electric's Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Inverter

Bentek Solar introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.

SAN JOSE, CA ― September 2010 ― Bentek Solar, a leader in design and manufacture of optimized Configure-To-Order (CTO) solar combiners and re-combiners, introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.

"We are pleased to have partnered with Schneider Electric to design and manufacture a Bi-Polar combiner package to support their new Xantrex GT-30 inverter. The GT-30 inverter/combiner products fill a growing need in today's PV marketplace for innovative, cost-effective solutions," said Mitch Schoch, President and CEO of Bentek Solar.

"The Bentek Solar Bi-Polar Combiners are specifically designed for Bi-Polar Arrays up to 500VDC. Features of the Bi-Polar combiners include a finger-safe design and options for integrated disconnect and current sense. All Bi-Polar combiners come standard with lockable NEMA 4X fiberglass enclosures and are UL1741 listed and CSA 22.2 certified," said Jim Peplinski, Chief Technology Officer of Bentek Solar.

"The Schneider Electric Xantrex GT30, a transformerless bipolar design, has both the best Weight to KW ratio (<6lbs per KW) and Volume to KW (<0.3 cubic ft per KW) ratio of any product on the market. Its revolutionary design allows for rapid rooftop or electrical room installation with a very small footprint," said Rudy Wodrich, VP Commercial Business at Schneider Electric.

Schneider Electric will launch Bentek's Solar Bi-Polar Combiner in Booth 1211 at Solar Power International from October 12-14, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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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\'s100,000 plus employees achieved sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy".

About Bentek Solar
Founded in 1985, Bentek is a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries. Bentek has applied these extensive capabilities and knowledge into a comprehensive family of standard and configure-to-order (CTO) solar combiner products. These solar combiners provide quality, ease of installation and safety to the solar industry. For more information, contact Bentek Solar at 866-505-0303, e-mail or visit

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