OutBack Power debuts off-grid solar power conversion components aimed at system integrators

OutBack Power Technologies Introduces new product line at Solar Power International Expo 2011.

OutBack Power Technologies announced that it will display its new product line for system integrators at booth #701 at the Solar Power International Expo 2011 (SPI ’11), from October 17 to 20, at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas.

The company says its new line of off-grid power conversion components are designed to help transform solar-generated electricity into useable power for residential and commercial installations by enabling integrators to design smarter and more flexible systems -- especially in the rapidly growing grid-interactive category (i.e. systems capable of both grid-tied and off-grid operation).

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“As solar and other renewable energy sources transition from ‘alternative’ to mainstream, system integrators keeping up with growing demand will need the best of two worlds: components from brands already proven in demanding off-grid applications, pre-assembled into systems to save them time and money in grid-interactive and other growing market segments,” explains OutBack general manager Harvey Wilkinson. “Our products debuting at SPI ’11 provide the integrated system storage and management solutions they’ll need to grow their businesses.”

At the show, the company will display the following products:

-- The Outback Radian Series is billed as an ideal foundation for grid-interactive and stand-alone power systems, as a fully integrated inverter/charger designed to simplify the design, distribution, installation and implementation of energy storage for a wide range of power requirements. Combined with OutBack’s new Battery Rack System, the Radian Series Inverter/Charger provides the independence and security in renewable energy needed to ensure the success of distributors and installers.

-- Outback's Battery Rack System is a complete integrated energy storage system with VRLA batteries that includes cell interconnects, cabling, over-current protection and disconnects. As more systems incorporate energy storage, the company contends that integrators can save considerable design and installation time with this "batteries-now-included" system.

-- The Outback MATE3 System Display and Controller provides all the necessary intelligence for system management in an integrated control solution, making it easier to monitor, program and control complex off-grid, grid-interactive or grid-tied solar power systems.

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“We are unveiling these components at SPI’11 to provide a way for solar system integrators to review our best-in-class innovations for the off-grid and grid-interactive markets in one venue,” comments Phil Undercuffler, director of product management and strategy at OutBack Power. “These products are in direct response to customer demands, and we will continue to provide our distributors with the ease of installation and quality they need as the solar industry matures.”

At SPI ’11, OutBack will be promoting pre-assembled systems based on the components. For more information, visit www.OutBackpower.com.

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