Fronius supports Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago

Indiana based inverter manufacturer Fronius is pleased to announce its participation in the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago, which is the largest solar event in the Midwest.

Portage, IN, October 2016 - Indiana based inverter manufacturer Fronius is pleased to announce its participation in the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago, which is the largest solar event in the Midwest.

In 2012 Fronius moved their US headquarters to Portage, IN and grew the local presence ever since, including a 400,000 sq. ft. facility with a full manufacturing and testing line as well as a 226 kWp PV array. Being located only 45 min outside of Chicago, the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo Chicago is in home territory for Fronius. As a gigawatt sponsor of the event, Fronius not only exhibits on the show floor but will also participate in a panel discussion and hosts a "Welcome Tour and Breakfast" event at the Fronius facility in Portage, IN:

Product news at the Fronius booth
Visit the Fronius booth (#304) and learn more about new products like the Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box, which provides the ultimate NEC 2014 code (690.12) compliant solution while enhancing rooftop and firefighter safety. Other highlights are the Fronius Smart Meter for dynamic feed-in management or the Fronius SnapINverter family from 1.5 to 24.0 kW with a simple hinged mounting system, allowing for easy installation within 15 minutes or less! Speak with technical experts of Fronius, who can answer all questions about the Fronius SnapINverter generation and upcoming products.

Panel discussion "From Rustbelt to Greenbelt"
Tristan Kreager, Director of Solar Energy at Fronius USA, will join a panel discussion about the economic impact of renewables on the industrial heartland of the US. Renewable energy manufacturing is growing at a fast pace and employs over 30,000 people while adding 25,000 new jobs over the next year. "With our US headquarters we are proudly contributing to this economic shift in the Midwest", says Kreager. The discussion will take place in the continental room C of the Chicago Hilton.

Welcome Tour and Breakfast
Fronius invites conference attendees to a walking tour through the 400,000 sq. ft. US headquarters in Portage, IN, including a full manufacturing and testing facility with a rooftop solar system. Fronius will provide a complimentary breakfast and a live Fronius Perfect Welding demo. A free shuttle will take participants from Chicago to Portage and back. For more information and registration please visit

"We see huge potential in the Midwestern solar market and as a manufacturer based in the Midwest, we proudly support the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo. This is also a great opportunity for us to show customers and partners our state-of-the art manufacturing here in the US", says Tristan Kreager.

About Fronius
Fronius USA LLC, headquartered in Portage, Indiana, is a leading manufacturer for solar solutions and has been shaping the US solar industry since 2002. The company is the biggest subsidiary of Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Austria. Fronius has three divisions: Perfect Welding, Solar Energy and Perfect Charging. Through innovation and new technologies, Fronius has become a leading resource for high quality solutions in each industry they serve. Fronius' innovation is guided by a vision of 24 hours of sun, a future where 100% of energy needs are covered by renewable energy.

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