Fronius inverters win innovation prize for technology

In early June, the Fronius Galvo and Fronius Symo inverters will receive the biggest innovation prize for technology in the world.

In the Energy product group, they scooped the award in no less than three categories: High Quality, Functionality and Ecology. The Fronius Galvo inverter was also named "Best product of the year 2013".


"We are delighted to receive this award, which underlines our position as quality leader", says Martin Hackl, head of the Solar Electronics division at Fronius International.

High Quality
High Quality is the all-embracing seal of approval for a product. It is the sign of top quality, a long service life and sustainability. "We place high demands on the quality of our products. For this reason, they undergo tests that go well beyond the required standards", explains Martin Hackl.

Functionality
Technical innovations, performance, user-friendly operation and a well designed manual are all essential if a product is to receive this award. "Research and development, product design and technical communication go hand in hand at Fronius to guarantee the high level of functionality of our inverters", says Martin Hackl.

Ecology
It is not just environmental protection that determines which product wins this award. The cost-effectiveness of an environmentally friendly product is also put under the microscope. Innovation and state-of-the-art technology have been key factors in helping the two inverters win the Plus X Award for Ecology.

Fronius Galvo: Especially suited to self-consumption systems
Production of the Fronius Galvo inverter will start at the beginning of July 2013. It will be available in power categories ranging from 1.5 to 3.1 kW and can be used all over the world. An integrated energy management function makes it particularly suitable for self-consumption systems.

Fronius Symo: The compact three-phase inverter for maximum flexibility
Fronius Symo is the compact three-phase inverter from Fronius. This transformerless device comes in power categories of 3.0 kW, 3.7 kW and 4.5 kW and generates the highest possible yields. The device will be available around the world from the 4th quarter of 2013 (with the exception of the USA).

WLAN function ensures high flexibility
The Fronius Galvo and Fronius Symo inverters are amongst the first to offer a built-in WLAN interface as standard.

About the Plus X Award
The Plus X Award is now in its tenth year and is awarded to manufacturers in recognition of the superior quality of their products. A jury of independent technical journalists and personalities from 25 sectors decides which product should receive the Plus X Award seal of quality.

Over the course of several weeks, experts assess the best performing and most innovative products in the technology, sport and lifestyle sectors. The jury is assisted by the Hansecontrol CERT and TV SD Product Service testing institutes.

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