Schneider Electric is now shipping the highly anticipated Conext Core XC-NA solar inverter

A new line of central inverters designed for high reliability and compatibility with any photovoltaic panel type and installation.

Burnaby, Canada, February 4, 2014 ó Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in PV

inverters and in electrical solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is now shipping the new Conext
Core XC-NA Series – a new line of central inverters designed for high reliability and compatibility with any
photovoltaic panel type and installation.

"We are very excited to announce that the Conext Core XC-NA is now shipping" said Laurent Bataille,
Senior Vice President, for the Solar Business of Schneider Electric. "We have put this inverter through
extensive safety, quality and reliability testing which includes dust, rain ingress, seismic and salt spray to
ensure a very robust product. This is one of the most reliable central inverters on the market today. That,
along with a strong service infrastructure and warranty from Schneider Electric ensures an inverter you
can count on for increased uptime in any environment."

The Conext Core XC-NA Series is an outdoor UL1741 certified version of the
very successful Conext Core XC central inverter which was launched to the
market in 2011. The Conext Core XC is a leading series of inverters in
geographies as diverse and demanding as India, Thailand, Europe and Japan.

The Conext Core XC-NA is available in 540, 630 and 680 kW power ratings
and is listed to 1000 VDC. It comes with integral AC and DC switchgear
which meets the requirements of NEC 690.17, an integrated DC combiner
with a variety of fuse sizes, optional monitoring and it is Ontario FIT compliant.

In order to ensure that the Conext Core XC-NA is ready to support future grid requirements, it is designed
with highly configurable features like Reactive Power Control, Reactive Power at Night, Power Frequency
Control, and Fault Ride-Through capability. It also integrates a smart PV ground fault detection scheme to
reduce fire hazard risks in grounded PV installations.

Suited for large commercial applications over 500 kW and PV power plant applications over 1 MW, the
Conext Core XC-NA inverter seamlessly integrates with other Schneider Electric products to provide a
comprehensive, bankable photovoltaic solution from a single provider.

For more information on the new Conext Core XC-NA inverter and Schneider Electric's other solar
solutions go to:

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."

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