FRONIUS USA DONATES FRONIUS IG PLUS V SOLAR INVERTER TO AUSTIN CHILDREN'S SHELTER

Energy-saving installation a boon to Texas children's service provider

Portage, IN (August 20, 2013) – Fronius USA, in partnership with SunWize Technologies, Inc., Circular Energy, and Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, has donated a photovoltaic (PV) system installation that includes a Fronius IG Plus V inverter to the Austin Children's Shelter in Austin, Texas. The installation is expected to provide significant energy savings to this important community services organization.


"Fronius USA is very gratified to make this donation, which exemplifies our company's commitment to sustainable energy solutions and to supporting the important work of community-based children's causes," said Thomas Enzendorfer, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fronius USA. "Austin Children's Shelter will now be able to save money on its energy bills while investing in the children for which they care. Fronius USA believes in doing the right thing, and what could be more right than helping children in need?"

Suitable for both commercial and residential applications, the Fronius IG Plus V inverter is known for its reliability and dependable energy yield. It's available from 3 kW to 12 kW, and is capable of a maximum efficiency of 96.2 percent, one of the highest in the solar industry.

Austin Children's Shelter protects and heals children, youth and families recovering from abuse and neglect. It provides a range of services, including emergency shelter, teen parent programs with parent education and support, a transitional living program for youth ages 17-22, residential respite care, and Foster in Austin, a foster care placement agency.

"As a non-profit organization that receives state reimbursement for only one-third of what we spend caring for kids, we are always looking for ways to save," said Kelly White, Executive Director of Austin Children's Shelter. "We are so grateful for this unique gift, which will benefit the organization not just this year, but for many years to come."

About Fronius USA

Fronius USA, LLC is a subsidiary of Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Wels, Austria. Specializing in energy conversion technologies, with separate divisions for Solar Electronics, Welding Technology and Battery Charging Systems, Fronius International GmbH has more than 65 years of experience and employs more than 3,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.fronius-usa.com.

About Austin Children's Shelter

Since 1984, the Austin Children's Shelter has provided emergency shelter, high quality care and hope for the future to the abandoned, abused and neglected children of the Austin area. In addition to emergency shelter, ACS provides respite care, a Teen Parent Program, and a Transitional Living Program for youth and young adults aging out of foster care. ACS also offers Foster in Austin, a foster care placing agency. All of ACS's programs are designed to reduce emotional trauma and provide a safe and nurturing environment to children healing from abuse. To learn more about ACS, visit the website at www.austinchildrenshelter.org or call (512) 499-0090.

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