Schneider Electric is expanding its Solar PV Business with local solutions in South Africa

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce its decision to further integrate in South Africa the manufacturing of its equipments.

Rueil Malmaison, 21 June, 2013 — The Solar Business of Schneider Electric, a global leader in solutions

for the solar power conversion chain which was recently distinguished as one of the Top 3 Most
Competitively Positioned PV Inverter Companies by GTM Research, has started to supply PV equipment
on its first project in South Africa for 20MW.

Thanks to a unique footprint in South Africa, Schneider Electric is able to comply with the 45% local content
requirements of Round 1. Most of the equipments delivered for those projects will be integrated or
manufactured in South Africa. Schneider Electric will provide a PV Box, a factory integrated, tested & validated
plug & play power conversion system that contains two Conext Core XC 680 inverters, a DC combiner box, a
step-up transformer, medium voltage switchgear and other accessories and is adapted to meet the local
standards and environmental conditions.

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce its decision to further integrate in South Africa the manufacturing of
its equipments. As a key partner in the development of solar energy for South Africa, Schneider Electric intends
to offer a local content compliance superior to 60% to its photovoltaic offer including inverters, array boxes and
monitoring & control system.

Schneider Electric has been established in South Africa for more than 20 years with local manufacturing
facilities, field services capabilities and more than 1000 employees complying with BEE rules.

A strong 20 years local presence combined with an extensive track record in Solar PV Power Plants (ranked nº4
by IHS in 2012) positions Schneider Electric as a trusted partner for a future in the development, the
construction and the operations of solar plants.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric
offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and
infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad
presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's
140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help
individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."
www.schneider-electric.com/solar

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