Power-One’s AURORA Trio Solar Energy Inverters Used in Europe’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar PV Installation

New Solar Inverters Used in Europe’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar PV Installation.

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Solar power inverters go into Europe’s largest installation of rooftop solar


CAMARILLO, CA, September, 2013 – Power-One, a member of the ABB Group and the world’s second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters, announced today that the company’s AURORA TRIO string inverters were used in Europe’s largest crystalline roof-top solar installation. The 8.1 MW solar plant, which is located in Heddesheim in the south of Germany, was designed and built by WIRSOL, an international solar service provider.

With a total area of eleven hectares, the project has been installed on the roofs of two building blocks of the sustainably built logistic center “multicube rhein-neckar”. During a short construction time of only four weeks, WIRSOL installed over 33,000 crystalline PV modules and 255 of Power-One’s AURORA TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD inverters. The solar installation was connected to the grid at the end of July and will be used to supplement the energy demand of plant owner pfenning logistics GmbH, thereby making the plant the largest self-consumption PV installation in Europe so far.

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New Solar Inverters Used in Europe’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar PV Installation.


 

The PV installation’s annual energy production is expected to equal the yearly consumption of approximately 1,846 families. This solar plant will save the logistic company up to 5,171 tons of CO² emissions per year, which equals the annual CO² amount produced by 554 German citizens.

Mirko Schieszl, Technical Director at WIRSOL, appreciates the inverters’ reliability and easy handling: „The AURORA TRIO inverters have very low maintenance cost and do not require highly trained professionals in case of replacement.”

“This project completed by our long-standing partner WIRSOL demonstrates that the use of photovoltaics still pays off for German investors despite the recent feed-in tariff reductions”, adds Gerhard Schackert, Sales Director Northern EMEA at Power-One.

With the rising cost of electricity, PV installations especially offer companies with high energy consumption an attractive option to reduce their energy bills by producing a portion of the electricity required by themselves.

To learn more about Power-One’s AURORA® inverter products, please visit www.power-one.com/renewable-energy.

About WIRSOL

WIRSOL SOLAR is a global developer of solar energy projects. Offering services that include the planning, construction and financing of solar systems, WIRSOL helps customers gain control over energy costs. Globally, WIRSOL counts thousands of businesses, government entities, utility companies and homeowners as its valued customers.

Dedicated to bringing the world energy independence, the company is headquartered in Germany, the world’s largest solar energy market. Founders Markus Wirth and Stefan Riel began the company in 2003 and to date WIRSOL has installed 7,000 systems across the globe. In a growing industry full of aspiring companies, WIRSOL stands out as one of the most experienced and reliable solar developers worldwide.

About Power-One

Power-One, a member of the ABB Group, is a leading provider of renewable energy and energy efficient power conversion and power management solutions and is the world’s second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry’s highest yielding conversion of power from both solar arrays and wind farms for use by utilities, commercial enterprises and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including renewable energy, data storage and networking and industrial and network power systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

For more information about the Company, please visit www.Power-One.com.

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