Schneider Electric to showcase solutions at the 25th European PV SEC

Schneider Electric announced today its participation at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), the world's largest international conference for solar technology, in Valencia, Spain, from September 6-9, 2010.

Barcelona, Spain, September 6, 2010 — Schneider Electric announced today its participation at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), the world's largest international conference for solar technology, in Valencia, Spain, from September 6-9, 2010. Schneider Electric will display its global solutions for a wide array of photovoltaic (PV) markets including solar farms, large commercial, residential, off-grid and backup power. These solutions range from inverters, switchgear, and monitoring to security products from Schneider Electric's vast offering of electrical and energy management solutions.


Attendees at the conference and exhibition will have the opportunity to view Schneider Electric's solutions for the solar farm market segment, rooftop installation kits, and off-grid and backup power solutions.

"We're excited at the opportunity to showcase Schneider Electric solutions at EU PVSEC to our existing and future customers," says Ted Campbell, Senior Vice President, Renewable Energies Business, Schneider Electric. "Our line of inverters, switchgear, monitoring and security products offer high value for markets such as solar farms, large commercial, residential, off-grid and backup power."

Solar farms
One of the featured products will be the Schneider Electric Xantrex™ GT630 E Central Inverter, which has a competitive price-performance ratio and features the latest insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switching technology to reach a high efficiency level of 98.6%. This inverter can handle the most demanding grid interactive features while continuing to deliver maximum active power to the grid. It can be integrated with the Schneider Electric PV Box, a complete solar farm solution package that is available in customized configurations from 250kW to as large as 2 MW to suit different customer applications.

PV kits for rooftop installations
In addition to Schneider Electric's large three-phase products, the company will display the newly launched PV kits for rooftop installations available for the Spanish market. The kits include a DC/AC junction box, Schneider Electric Xantrex Grid Connected Inverters and an optional monitoring solution.

Off-grid and backup power markets
The Schneider Electric Xantrex XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger family of products, offering inverter/chargers in power levels from 4 kW to 6 kW in an expandable configuration allowing for future system growth in either single or three-phase applications up to 36 kW. The products can be used in either a grid-tied with battery backup or off-grid application to suit a wide variety of installations. The Schneider Electric Xantrex XW inverter/charger features sine-wave power and advanced battery charging technology.

The Schneider Electric exhibit will be at booth A33, Level 3, Hall 2 at the Feria Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

For more information on Schneider Electric solar equipment, please visit www.schneider-electric.com/renewable-energies.

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 100,000 plus employees achieved sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy".
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