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Fronius wins award Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Quality

According to a press release put out by Fronius on Renewable Energy World the company recently won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan “Best Practices Award 2008” for their newest solar photovoltaic grid tie inverter product line called the IG Plus as well as the service they provide behind their solar grid tie inverters. Fronius is a very popular brand of solar grid tie inverters and are used on many grid tie solar electric systems around the world. Frost & Sullivan based their product quality leadership award on superior quality control Fronis had over its competitors in product manufacturing. Fronius inverters stood out because of the following: application of top notch technology user friendly and smart solar grid tie inverter product line lowest percentage of inverter field failures. first class customer support demonstration of strong product We enjoy offering customers the highest quality products to minimize failure rates in the field, that is why we offer Fronius products. This award is a great conformation to the reputation behind the Fronius brand in the solar power market. Congrats Fronius to a job well done! What do you think, based on your experience and product research does Fronius deserve this award for best...

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Fronius IG Plus hits the Street

Fronius is a leading manufacturer of grid tie inverters for solar electric systems. We highlighted their new product line called the IG plus at Solar Power International 2008 last month. The company has been educating installers and retailers about their new product line and will slowly phase away the first generation Fronius IG grid tie inverter. The IG Plus has the following features that reduce and simplify the installation of their product line: integrated DC disconnect Power unit can be disconnected from the connection compartment, which makes it a snap to service the unit. 96% efficiency rating compatible with more solar panels including thin film solar panels. The new IG grid tie inverter was supposed to hit the market in mid 2007, although the company finally showcased it at Solar Power International 2008, and now we are finally seeing it offered to customers in the field. Fronius took customer feedback from their first generation grid tie inverter to develop their IG Plus product line, which is why it has all the cool features mentioned in this post. If you’re considering a solar power system today, Fronius IG plus is the newest cutting edge inverter technology offered by a leading manufacturer that has a impeccable track record in the industry of producing reliable...

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Day Three: Solar Power International 2008 Exhibits

Solar Power International 2008 has been a blast, what an exciting conference it has been! Today, is the last day the exhibit hall will be open and the crowd is dwindling down and the exhibitors are ready to pack up and go home. Before they close out here and kick us out of the exhibit hall lets take a look at some very exciting products in the rapidly growing solar power industry.Sanyo HIT Double A two faced solar panel, collects energy from the front to the back of the panel! The back face of a HIT Double panel generates electricity from ambient light reflected off surrounding surfaces, and combines with power from the front face of the panel. Depending upon system design and site albedo, this results in up to 30% higher power generation (more kWh) per square foot. These panels are great when mounted on parking and patio covers. Konarka Thin Film Solar Ultra Flexible, lightweight thin film solar cells made out of organic plastics versus silicon. This thin film solution can be integrated into products such as solar backpacks, flexible cell phone battery chargers, the possibilities are endless of where this thin film product can be implemented. As you can see from the picture, indoors in low light level conditions, the flexible thin film roll is producing 4.23 volts. Sharp Solar OnEnergy solar power system includes Sharp Solar Panels, plus a low profile racking system that can be installed on asphalt-shingle, flat-concrete tile and even curved high-profile “Spanish” tile roofs without compromising the integrity of the roof. OnEnergy system is UL listed as a complete system and can be easily retrofitted on existing roofs or installed during new home construction. Sharp also displayed a “thin film” solar panel which are less efficient than traditional silicon based panels but on the flip side cost less per watt. Typically thin film solar panels make most sense when you have a lot of surface area to play with. BP Solar Mounting Systems The Integra Flush and Alternative Mounting systems resembles Sharp’s OnEnergy system. These systems are supposed to look attractive on the roof and are designed to be very streamlined to save the installer time, money and avoid critical mistakes during the process of mounting solar panels to residential roofs. Schott Solar Poly Schott Solar showed off their Poly 225 series which will be manufactured right here in the good ole USA, specifically in New Mexico. The company did not have a spec sheet or to much information on the solar panel since its not out on the market yet, although its been great to see more panels that are...

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