Intersolar - ABB highlights comprehensive solar portfolio at Intersolar North America

ABB demonstrates the industry's broadest solar value proposition with the largest product portfolio, while launching new rapid shutdown devices for inverters, WiFi logger cards and solar pump drives.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2015 -- ABB, the solar industry's leading technology solutions provider, is unveiling new solar technologies and best practices at Intersolar North America 2015 this week.


From sun to socket, ABB has one of the most comprehensive offerings in the solar industry. Products on display will include the industry leading string inverters for the commercial and residential markets as well as its central inverters for utility scale projects.

ABB will also showcase a full line of low voltage components, electric vehicle charging products, substations and transformers, and enterprise software for accurately forecasting sun patterns and collecting data, as well as the latest in microgrids and energy storage.

Featured technologies at Intersolar NA include:

* Rapid Shutdown Devices for String Inverters - The ABB Rapid Shutdown box is a low-cost, NEC 2014 compliant accessory that simplifies the code compliance of residential solar. The box can mount directly to the PV panel mounting rail.
* WiFi Logger Card - ABB is introducing its new VSN300 WiFi Logger Card for PV system management, monitoring and control.
* Solar Pump Drives - ABB is introducing a new ACS355 Solar Pump Drive, using ABB solar inverter technology, to the US market. These pumps use solar power to pump water throughout a sunny day and are ideal for remote-access farmland, providing a dependable water supply.
* ABB Low Voltage Products - ABB's Low Voltage Products business, along with Thomas & Betts, is offering a full line of solar converter protection and solar farm connection products, including new technology in circuit breaker and lightning protection solutions.

"ABB has partnered with Intersolar North America for the last several years, and we are pleased to again play a major role in this important industry event," said Bob Stojanovic, director of solar power solutions in North America for ABB. "This year we're demonstrating for solar distributors, installers, developers and operators what is now possible across the board - 'from Sun to Socket' - and what is proven for making operational decisions, forecasts and reliable grid connections."

InterSolar North America 2015 conference and exhibition is July 13-16 in San Francisco, and ABB is exhibiting in booth #8321. More information on ABB's presence at the event can be found here.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ over 27,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

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