Expanded Eaton Product Portfolio Helps Solar Customers Harness the Power of the Sun

Eaton Expertise and Solutions on Display at Intersolar North America 2013

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton is making cost-effective, reliable solar generation a reality for utility, commercial and residential customers with a complete portfolio of balance of system (BOS) solutions. Eaton equipment, technical sessions, and live product demonstrations will be highlighted during Intersolar North America. Engineered for safe, efficient and reliable operation, Eaton's expanded solutions for solar installations will be on display from July 9 - 11, 2013 in booth #9611 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

"Eaton equipment and technical expertise are helping customers maximize the potential of solar energy generation and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, " said John Vernacchia, global segment manager for renewable energy at Eaton. "Our newly expanded equipment portfolio is designed to optimize solar generation and is supported by Eaton's global network of engineers, who bring extensive skills and expertise to solar power system analysis and design."

The Cooper acquisition has significantly expanded the global scale of Eaton's electrical business. The powerful combination of the two companies strengthens Eaton's geographic footprint, expands market reach and portfolio of products, services and solutions in the solar industry. Its expanded product portfolio and breadth of engineering services solve real-world problems the industry faces each day – maximizing solar harvest, reducing installation costs, maintaining reliable operations and enhancing safety.

Experts from Eaton will also take part in two technical sessions during Intersolar:

* Segment manager, John Vernacchia will be part of a panel discussion on "Balance of System: Grid Integration," and will highlight three commercial-scale solar installations at Eaton facilities inPennsylvania and Ohio. Vernacchia's session is on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:15 a.m.

* Product manager, Kleber Facchini will take part in a panel discussion on "PV Power Plants: Technologies." Facchini will highlight techniques to improve energy harvest and drive cost efficiencies in utility-scale solar projects on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m.

Both speakers and other spokespersons will be available at the Eaton booth.

Eaton's expanded solutions on display at Intersolar include complete balance of system equipment designed to support maximum harvest, reduced installation costs and enhanced safety. Eaton solutions include: rooftop and ground mount racking systems with limited components and pre-assembled fittings; DC connectors, wiring harnesses and cable connection systems; DC combiners, switches and switch combiners; DC fuses circuit breakers and switchboards; solar inverters and transformers for residential, commercial and utility applications; low-voltage and medium-voltage building and grid connection switchgear; metering, monitoring and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to optimize safety and efficiency; and solar system / grid connection engineering services. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/solar.

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