Power-One strengthens its position in the South African market

Terranuova Bracciolini - Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions, announced today that a roof-top installation using Power-One inverters has been completed. Realized by the Romano Group, the 35kWp project is one of several projects in the Power-One pipeline which has been completed in this country. The emerging South African PV market is very attractive to Power-One with its promise of strong growth. As such, Power-One is looking to extend its presence in the country by working with its partners on projects of all sizes – from small roof-top installations to large-scale ground-mounted projects.

The Romano Group is one of South Africa’s most experienced PV system providers and one of Power-One’s first partners in the country. The company designed, built, and commissioned its first PV installation in South Africa deploying Power-One inverters. Since Power-One’s products are certified for the South African grid, Romano deployed AURORA TRIO inverters in combination with AURORA monitoring solutions for the roof-mounted installation. In order to ensure a seamless project, Power-One’s technicians supported Romano on the construction site with all the necessary testing for the commissioning of the system. Built for a process automation company in Gauteng, South Africa, the 35kWp installation is expected to generate approximately 58,500 kWh per year.

“Romano has built a reputation for PV energy in South Africa based on its extensive know-how in this area. It was a pleasure to work with them and we are already looking forward to our next joint project,” said Leonardo Botti, Director of Business Development at Power-One. “Thanks to the excellence of our string inverters, the AURORA TRIO products are fully certified for the local grid. We are also working on several other projects eligible for the Eskom Rebate program for self-consumption. “

Power-One is also strongly focused on utility-scale projects under the REIPP Procurement Program. The company’s AURORA ULTRA family is tailor-made for large-scale projects with its modular and multi-MPPT technology, its innovative liquid-cooling system and its special output voltage. With one of the broadest product lines in the industry, Power-One says it is able to offer its partners the highest quality inverter solutions with the best performance in terms of energy yields and easy maintenance.

Source: Power One

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