The SEGIS initiative was established to foster advancements that maintain or improve power quality and reliability while increasing PV solar technology's contributions and economic value to the electrical grid.

(South Plainfield, NJ – Jan. 23, 2012) Petra Solar, a NJ-based technology company providing reliable, cost-effective smart energy solutions to the electric supply industry, announced that it will be demonstrating its GridWave™ technology during the DistribuTECH conference which takes place in San Antonio, TX on January 24-26, 2012.

At DistribuTECH, attendees will learn about and see demonstrations of the state-of-the-art GridWave solutions which were developed by Petra Solar under the U.S. Department of Energy's SEGIS (Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems) program. The SEGIS initiative was established to foster advancements that maintain or improve power quality and reliability while increasing PV solar technology's contributions and economic value to the electrical grid.

"We are excited to be showcasing our GridWave technology at DistribuTECH. Petra Solaris at the forefront of advanced grid reliability solutions," said Mary Grikas, VP of Communications at Petra Solar. "We will demonstrate our smart solar platform and GridWave renewable energy technologies for grid stabilization including, voltage regulation through dynamic reactive power management, voltage ride through, and microgrid operation and management."

The GridWave solutions extend the capability of Petra Solar's SunWave™ smart solar energy offerings with capabilities supporting grid reliability, stability and efficiency. GridWave solutions enable distribution utilities to mitigate grid effects caused by renewable generation intermittency such as sudden over or under voltage conditions.

Demonstrations will be available throughout each day of the conference at booth #197

For a complete product profile of GridWave smart energy solutions visit

DistribuTECH is the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and exposition, addressing relevant topics such as automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology.

About Petra Solar:
Petra Solar, founded in 2006 by CEO and President Dr. Shihab Kuran, has pioneered new technology that combines distributed solar energy generation with smart grid communications and improved grid reliability features to create a utility grade solution that delivers high economic value for solar power. Petra Solar's innovative SunWave™ system provides distributed clean energy that ties directly into the electric grid, and does not require an upgrade to either the current transmission or distribution infrastructure, eliminating grid interconnection issues faced by traditional solar systems. One of the key advantages of the Petra Solar solution is its flexible grid integration architecture that enables installation on existing assets that can hold one or more solar modules such as utility and streetlight poles, rooftops, and other available structures. In addition, the SunWave distributed solar and smart grid technology prevents instabilities caused by intermittent renewable energy sources, which enables utilities to maintain high power quality for electric customers as solar deployment growth accelerates. Petra Solar's success is the culmination of more than 19 years

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