International PV (PhotoVoltaic) Monitoring Manufacturer, Solare Datensysteme, Finishes 2012 with a 72% Growth in Sales

Sales to remain stable for the coming 2013 year

Bethel, CT and Binsdorf, Germany - Solar Data Systems, Inc. and its parent company, Solare Datensysteme GmbH, have announced that contrary to the general trend in the solar industry, the PV monitoring market leader, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), has posted record sales in 2012. Compared with 2011, sales have increased by 72% to 30 million euro ($39.2 million US).

"Thanks to our innovative developments and designs that are tailored to the needs of the power industry and to the differing requirements from country to country, we have been able to increase our sales. We also expect sales to remain stable for the coming 2013 year," said Managing Partner Guy Thouin. As a result of making strategy adjustments at an early stage and expanding market presence in North America, Asia and 12 additional European countries, sales figures have continued to increase. The developments in the U.S. and Canada have been particularly positive, as the SDS subsidiary, Solar Data Systems, Inc., has also reported increasing sales figures after a two year start-up phase, Mr. Thouin added.

About Solar Data Systems, Inc.

Solar Data Systems, Inc. is the maker of Solar-Log®, a web-enablement monitoring system for photovoltaic plants. Based in Bethel, Connecticut, Solar Data Systems, Inc. not only helps plant owners increase visibility of production and conditions of the system, but helps installers and renewable finance companies drive down costs through early detection of problems, making plant supervision easier. Solar Data Systems, Inc. is a division of Solar Datensystme GmbH (SDS), which is headquartered in Binsdorf, Germany. Solare Datensysteme GmbH is currently active in 17 countries-direct or via country partners. As the PV monitoring market leader, SDS monitors more than 720,000 inverters in over 65 countries, producing over 5.5 gigawatts of power.

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