New Xantrex and Schneider Electric PV Box chosen for Canada's largest solar installation

Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces an order for its new PV Boxes to be installed in a 23.4 MW (DC) solar power project in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 21, 2009 - Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, announces an order for its new PV Boxes to be installed in a 23.4 MW (DC) solar power project in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.

This is the first installation of the Xantrex and Schneider Electric one megawatt (MW) PV Box Solar Power Conversion Substation - a complete solar power solution that includes two Xantrex GT500 inverters, system monitoring, security detection, and lighting in an integrated solution.

The units were selected by EDF EN Canada, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, for use in its 23.4 MW Arnprior Solar Project scheduled to start operating in December 2009. The Project is being developed as two installations under the Government of Ontario's Standard Offer Program, which was formed to help replace coal-fired power generation.

"We are excited to be part of the largest Canadian solar installation to be completed this year,' says Ted Campbell, President and CEO of Xantrex Technology Inc. 'The PV Box designed and built by Xantrex and Schneider is another industry first and we are pleased to offer our global customers a comprehensive electrical solution which dramatically reduces solar plant installation costs. By reducing installation costs via turn-key PV substations, we are doing our part to make solar energy more affordable and a better alternative to other forms of power generation."

EDF EN Canada's President and CEO Tristan Grimbert adds, "This project is a great advancement in Ontario's long-term commitment to solar power energy. Installing the Xantrex/Schneider PV Box means a lower installation cost and reduced installation time for the project. We are confident that the PV Box combined with EDF EN's expertise in project design, development and management will result in a successful installation."

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About Xantrex

Xantrex Technology Inc. (, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for the renewable and mobile power markets. The company's products convert and control raw electrical power from any central, distributed, renewable, or backup power source into high-quality power required by electronic equipment and the electricity grid. Xantrex is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with facilities in the United States, Germany, Spain, India, and a joint venture in China.

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 centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations 'Make the most of their energy''.

About EDF EN Canada:
EDF EN Canada ' an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is a market leader in renewable energy development, with an integrated approach that covers every aspect of project origination and implementation through to electricity generation, operations and maintenance. EDF EN entered the Canadian market in 2008, and offers financial strength, technical innovation and an unmatched commitment to customer service. EDF EN Canada also draws on the market leadership of enXco, EDF EN's American affiliate. With more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy projects in service or under construction, EDF EN is at the forefront of renewable energy development.

Xantrex and Smart choice for power are trademarks of Schneider Electric, registered in the United States and other countries. Make the most of their energy is a trademark of Schneider Electric.

For further information, please contact:

Xantrex Media Relations
+1 604-422-2589

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