VANCOUVER, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Xantrex Technology Inc.
(TSX:XTX) today announced it has received a US$3.6 million order to supply
solar inverters for North America's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system
at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada. Xantrex Grid Tie (GT) 250 kW
inverters will be integrated into the Nellis AFB solar PV system which is
rated at approximately 15 megawatts and is expected to generate in excess
of 25 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually and supply more
than 25 percent of the power used at the base. Xantrex will serve as the
sole supplier to the primary contractor, SunPower Corporation's Systems
The GT 250 is Xantrex's latest North American commercial three phase
solar inverter. The new line of three phase solar inverters features
best-in-class California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency of 96 percent
and optimized energy harvest. The new compact, integrated, zero-clearance,
sealed electronics cabinet design delivers long term reliability and can be
installed in areas with limited space while maintaining ease of
The ground-mounted solar system will use an advanced tracking system
for its 70,000 solar electric panels to follow the sun and maximize energy
harvest for Nellis AFB.
"The Nellis AFB solar project, which is the largest solar PV system in
North America so far, confirms that renewable energy is getting traction
among diverse customers including the U.S. government," said Mossadiq S.
Umedaly, Xantrex chairman. "Such large-scale adoption of solar power is
demonstrating a path to a sustainable future. We are pleased that, together
with our partner, SunPower, we are able to offer the best solar power
solutions to the world."
"We are pleased to be chosen as the sole supplier on this project,"
said John Wallace, chief executive officer of Xantrex. "Our latest
generation of three phase, commercial solar inverters, which set a new
standard for the industry, are meeting customer requirements for cost,
effectiveness and performance."
"SunPower continues to lead the industry with its high-efficiency solar
energy systems and we look forward to continuing our partnership with
Xantrex to provide the inverter technology for the Nellis AFB project,"
said Dan Shugar, president of SunPower Corporation, Systems. "Together, our
technology will decrease the base's energy needs from the utility grid and
offer clean solar power without creating emissions or waste."
Xantrex Technology Inc. (www.xantrex.com) is a world leader in the
development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic
products and systems for the renewable, programmable, mobile, and portable
power markets. The company's products convert and control raw electrical
power from any central, distributed, renewable, or backup power source into
high-quality power required by electronic and electrical equipment.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company has facilities in
Arlington, Washington; Livermore and San Diego, California; Elkhart,
Indiana; Barcelona, Spain; and Reading, England. Xantrex is listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "XTX".
SunPower Corp. designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance
solar-electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and
utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells
and solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional
solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance.
With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North
America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit
http://www.sunpowercorp.com. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY)
Note that this news release may contain forward-looking statements
related to Xantrex Technology Inc. Such statements reflect the current
views of Xantrex with respect to future events and are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those contemplated in these forward-looking statements.
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