Schneider Electric three-phase inverter line extension available

Schneider Electric's line of three-phase inverters has expanded with the availability of four new products for the North American market.

Schneider Electric's line of three-phase inverters has expanded with the availability of four new products for the North American market. In the United States, the Schneider Electric™ Xantrex™ GT500-480 Grid Tie Solar Inverter is available now for ordering and will ship in the third quarter of 2011. Three new inverters compliant with Ontario's feed-in tariff (FIT) program will be available to the Canadian market later this year.


"These new inverters add significantly to our North American three-phase offering," said Andrew Riegler, Global Product Line Manager, Schneider Electric. "They use proven Schneider Electric components and fully integrated designs for enhanced reliability and efficiency."

Canadian Market

Through one of its existing facilities in Mississauga, Ontario, Schneider Electric has been delivering FIT domestic content compliant products since August 2010. Three new inverters are being added to the existing lineup to accommodate the standard 600VAC distribution systems commonly found in Canadian buildings:

Schneider Electric™ Xantrex™ GT500-600 Grid Tie Solar Inverter
The Xantrex GT500-600 is a grid-tie solar inverter for large commercial and utility applications, with a CEC efficiency of 96%. Based on the proven reliability inverter platform of the GT500MVX, the GT500-600 now features a new industrial design for improved reliability, consisting of a two-section enclosure with inverter and DC section in one cabinet, and transformer and AC section in another. This new inverter design integrates high-quality Schneider Electric components, including AC and DC circuit breakers and a premium efficiency transformer.

Schneider Electric™ Xantrex™ GT100-600 and GT250-600 Grid Tie Solar Inverters
The Xantrex GT100 and GT250 incorporate an advanced Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm to maximize the energy harvested from a photovoltaic array. To help reduce power losses during the conversion process, the inverter uses the latest switching devices and a high-efficiency transformer to achieve a weighted CEC efficiency of 96%. The inverters and their sub-components are tested using Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and Multiple Environment Over Stress Testing (MEOST).

United States Market

Schneider Electric™ Xantrex™ GT500-480 Grid Tie Solar Inverters
The Xantrex GT500-480 is a grid-tie solar inverter for large commercial and utility applications with a CEC efficiency of 96%. Based on the proven reliability inverter platform of the GT500MVX, the GT500-480 now features a new industrial design for improved reliability, consisting of a two-section enclosure with inverter and DC section in one cabinet, and transformer and AC section in another. The integrated design reduces installation time and simplifies site preparation requirements. This new inverter design integrates high-quality Schneider Electric components, including AC and DC circuit breakers and a transformer.

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 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."
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