Schneider Electric launches complete range of best-in-class products for the residential, commercial and off-grid solar and battery backup market

Schneider Electric is fully committed to be a leader of the solar industry

Burnaby, Canada, March 13, 2013 ó Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for solar power conversion chain, is launching a complete range of products for residential, small commercial and off-grid solar and backup power. These new product launches reiterate Schneider Electric's commitment to the solar industry.

"Schneider Electric is fully committed to be a leader of the solar industry. At a time of heavy turbulences in the solar market, we accelerate our investment to bring best-in-class products to the market" said Laurent Bataille, Senior Vice President, for the Solar Business of Schneider Electric

New solutions for residential, small commercial, carports and decentralized PV plants

Conext RL inverter – The Conext RL is a flexible and efficient residential single-phase transformerless solar inverter available in 3, 4 and 5 kW power ratings. The Conext RL has industry leading peak conversion efficiency of 97.5% and is specially designed to maximize yields for a wide range of rooftops of detached houses and multiple dwellings.
The Conext RL will be available in May 2013.

Conext TL inverter – Schneider Electric has expanded the popular Conext TL line of inverters to include 8 and 10kW power levels – the full product portfolio is now available in 8, 10, 15 and 20 kW models. The Conext TL transformerless grid-tie solar inverter is the ideal solution for commercial buildings, carports and decentralized power plants up to the MW range. It has peak efficiency greater than 98% with a wide voltage range (350 - 850 V) to maximize the ROI. The new Conext TL 8 and 10kW will be available in April 2013.

Conext Monitor 20 – The Conext Monitor 20 is a compact and simple remote monitoring and control solution for small PV plants up to 20 kW. The easy to configure Conext Monitor 20 allows PV plant owners to monitor the operating performance of the inverter using a web portal regardless of the location. The Conext Monitor 20 will be available in May 2013.

Conext Designer – The Conext Designer is a PV system design tool that supports installers in optimizing their system designs. The tool allows installers to select Conext range of inverters, wide variety of panels and roof orientation in order to build designs aimed at maximizing energy harvest. The Conext Designer will be available in April 2013.

New solutions for off-grid solar and backup power

Conext SW inverter/charger–The Conext SW inverter/charger delivers new value and a new price point to the off-grid solar and backup power marketplace in 2013.

The Conext SW inverter/charger is available in 2.5 and 4 kW power ratings, and is a pure sine wave, inverter/charger system with switchable 50/60 Hz functionality available for both 120/240 VAC or 230 VAC models. The Conext SW will be available in April 2013.

Conext ComBox communication device – Operators of Conext XW & SW systems can now remotely monitor yield performance using devices of their choice, such as personal computers, tablet devices, or building management systems using the new Conext ComBox. Installers can change the settings of Conext devices during commissioning and react 24/7 to system alerts remotely. A Modbus interface links Conext devices with sophisticated third party software packages and building management systems. Conext ComBox is compatible with Xanbus protocol devices. The Conext ComBox will be available in June 2013.

Conext XW inverter/charger – Adaptable and scaleable, the Conext XW inverter/charger is the one solution for global grid-interactive and off-grid, residential and commercial, solar and backup power applications. Already a market leader for off-grid solar and backup power in the United States, Schneider Electric is now launching the Conext XW in Europe and Asia. The Conext XW inverter/charger has been available to order since the beginning of the year in 4, 4.5 and 6 kW power ratings.

The expertise of a trusted supplier Schneider Electric provides bankable photovoltaic solutions for any size installation. Together with local support from a global organization with presence in over 100 countries, 175 years of experience, and best-in-class manufacturing, we can provide real bankability to our customers worldwide.

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 centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."

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