Nextronex Inc. Introduces RAY-MAX® Power Podium™

The RAY-MAX® Power Podium simplifies on-site wiring, facilitates construction scheduling and reduces field concrete and labor expenses.

April 23, 2014 - Toledo, Ohio: Nextronex Inc. is excited to introduce the RAY-MAX ® Power Podium which integrates the RAY-MAX® Inverters, MV Load Centers, DC Bus Power Strip and the Smart Controller on a factory installed platform, allowing for simple and fast-track field installation. Factory wiring and testing assures the highest quality control. Nextronex Distributed ArchitectureTM can deliver up to 8% more energy output.


The RAY-MAX® Power Podium simplifies on-site wiring, facilitates construction scheduling and reduces field concrete and labor expenses. Because all equipment is pre-assembled onto the platform, fully wired and tested at the Nextronex manufacturing facility, the highest levels of quality control are assured. The Power Podium™ offers a plug-and-play solution that requires only simple AC and DC connections in the field. Nextronex is able to offer the Power Podium™ configurations to matches the specific design needs of the client and the site.

The Power Podium™ maintains all of the advantages of the Nextronex Distributed Architecture™: greater energy production, significantly higher reliability, and increased equipment longevity. The Nextronex Smart Controllers handle all master/slave coordination, control, telemetry functions and real-time monitoring. Additionally, the low profile design facilitates center array inverter placement minimizing shading and provides significant wiring savings.

Peter Gerhardinger, VP of Technical Sales at Nextronex, says "We are proud to offer a fully integrated inverter solution fully assembled as the Power Podium solution. When we designed the RAY-MAX® Power Podium™, we knew our customers would appreciate the simplicity of installation and the increased efficiency, while maintaining the higher ROI that our Distributed Architecture™ Inverter solution provides."

Indiana Municipal Power Agency has selected the Nextronex RAY-MAX® Power Podium™ system for the new solar farms in the cities of Rensselaer and Frankton, IN.

About Nextronex

Nextronex, Inc. is a manufacturer of commercial (C&I) and utility scale proprietary solar inverter systems for applications 150kW and larger. The company is focused on solar energy optimization through its patent pending distributed inverter architecture™ design for both 600 and 1,000 V DC solar array configurations and up to 25kV Class grid connect. Nextronex have been installed at 22 solar projects totaling close to 30MW. For more information about Nextronex, please visit their website at www.nextronex.com.

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