Solar Power International - Fronius Presents Its Pioneering Smart Grid Products

From September 10 to September 13, 2012, Fronius will be showcasing its pioneering smart grid products at North America's premier photovoltaic technology event, Solar Power International.

Fronius will use its 112 m² booth to exhibit its innovative technologies and well-conceived solutions and once again prove its leading position as a top-class manufacturer of pioneering products. The extensive product presentation will feature a prototype of the single-phase Fronius Galvo inverter and the free online service, Fronius Solar.TV.

Smart Grid Corner Opens Up New Perspectives

The Smart Grid Corner at the Fronius exhibition stand will open up new perspectives for the US solar PV market. This exhibition will include the Active Power Control and Reactive Power Control solutions. Active Power Control allows you to control and reduce active power levels, thus guaranteeing system stability under critical grid conditions. Reactive Power Control also plays a crucial role by controlling reactive power flows and protecting power grids so that more photovoltaic power can be fed into them.

"Fronius has picked the right time to focus on Smart Grids and the technologies they require. Together with utilities and communication companies, we are now applying, defining, and developing our knowledge to create the smart grids of the future," asserts Thomas Enzendorfer, the new Sales Director at Fronius USA.

Complete Flexibility Thanks to the Fronius Galvo

At Solar Power 2012 Fronius will be showcasing a prototype of the Fronius Galvo. This single-phase inverter has galvanic isolation which guarantees the highest levels of safety. The device will be used in private homes and small PV systems which focus on internal energy consumption. Its wide Maximum Power Point voltage range makes system configuration easy. The high-frequency transformer also makes it compatible with all module technologies. It works with any third-party system monitoring solution.

Installing this device couldn't be easier! The innovative pivot feature facilitates both installation and servicing. The integrated energy management function ensures optimal energy consumption. The device will be compatible for use all over the world. Production is scheduled to start in mid 2013.

A Unique System Data Presentation with Fronius Solar.TV

Fronius Solar.TV is Fronius' free online service which gives a professional overview of PV system data, allowing important statistics concerning the energy fed into the grid to be effectively displayed to the public, e.g., the yield, CO2 reductions, and operating income.

Information such as the system components, the date of commissioning and the output can be displayed on any standard display screen with an internet connection. Fronius Solar.TV uses data from Fronius Solar.web, the free online system monitoring service. As of early July 2012, this free online service has been available at

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