Upsolar and Tigo Energy Unveil Austria's Largest Smart Solar Array

Vienna's historic Opera House will save electricity with solar energy

VIENNA – June 18, 2013 – Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of a 400 kW solar electric system in Vienna, Austria. Featuring Upsolar's smart module technology powered by Tigo Energy, the rooftop system provides clean energy for operations at the storage facility owned by Vienna's historic Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper.

The 400 kW project is comprised of more than 1,600 UP-M240P-T smart modules, making it the largest smart system in the country that utilizes integrated power optimization technology. The array will reduce energy use for the Wiener Staatsoper's facility, which provides a temperature-controlled environment to preserve historic artifacts. Siblik Elektrik facilitated construction of the system, which helps Austria's Art for Art Theater Service reduce carbon emissions by as much as 368 tons.

Upsolar's smart modules with Tigo offer an integrated solution that boosts system performance and enhances design flexibility. Tigo also provides digital monitoring services at the module level that enable Wiener Staatsoper to track the performance of the system automatically and remotely, and resolve any issues immediately.

"This project underscores Upsolar's leadership in bringing smart modules to the global solar market with the help of strong partners like Tigo Energy," said Nadine Schmitz, Country Manager for Upsolar Germany. "This technology has the potential to redefine the renewable energy experience by dramatically expanding the customer base for solar and providing unparalleled insight into customers' long-term investments."

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