OutBack Power Technologies Introduces New Product Line at Solar Power International Expo 2011

Technology Pioneer in Off-Grid Power Conversion Components Now Provides Complete Systems for Solar Power System Integrators

ARLINGTON, Wash., Oct 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a member of worldwide power systems provider The Alpha Group, will display its new product line for system integrators at booth #701 at the Solar Power International Expo 2011 (SPI '11), from October 17 to 20, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas. These new components will help transform solar-generated electricity into useable power for residential and commercial installations by enabling integrators to design smarter and more flexible systems -- especially in the rapidly growing grid-interactive category (systems capable of both grid-tied and off-grid operation).


"As solar and other renewable energy sources transition from 'alternative' to mainstream, system integrators keeping up with growing demand will need the best of two worlds: components from brands already proven in demanding off-grid applications, pre-assembled into systems to save them time and money in grid-interactive and other growing market segments," said OutBack General Manager Harvey Wilkinson. "Our products debuting at Solar Power International provide the integrated system storage and management solutions they'll need to grow their businesses."

SPI '11 is the premier business-to-business global solar expo and is designed to serve and advance the solar energy industry. As that industry expands, the needs of solar system integrators and installers are rapidly evolving. OutBack is responding with pre-assembled systems based on its acclaimed components, which save installation time and allow integrators to offer a total solution around a brand that's earned their confidence.

The following products will be displayed at the OutBack booth:

-- The Radian Series is the ideal foundation for grid-interactive and stand-alone power systems, as a fully integrated inverter/charger designed to simplify the design, distribution, installation and implementation of energy storage for a wide range of power requirements. Combined with OutBack's new Battery Rack System, the Radian Series Inverter/Charger provides the independence and security in renewable energy needed to ensure the success of distributors and installers.

-- Battery Rack System is a complete integrated energy storage system with VRLA batteries that includes cell interconnects, cabling, over-current protection and disconnects. As more systems incorporate energy storage, integrators can save considerable design and installation time with batteries-now-included from OutBack.

-- MATE3 System Display and Controller provides all the necessary intelligence for system management in a powerful and integrated control solution, making it easier to monitor, program and control complex off-grid, grid-interactive or grid-tied solar power systems.

"We are unveiling these components at SPI'11 to provide a way for solar system integrators to review our best-in-class innovations for the off-grid and grid-interactive markets in one venue," said Phil Undercuffler, director of product management and strategy at OutBack Power. "These products are in direct response to customer demands, and we will continue to provide our distributors with the ease of installation and quality they need as the solar industry matures."

For more information on OutBack Power and its products, visit www.OutBackpower.com .

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that integrate solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability and standardization. OutBack Power is a member of The Alpha Group.

The Alpha Group represents an alliance of independent companies united by a common goal: the development and manufacture of total power solutions.

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