Nextronex Introduces the First 1 MW, 1000 Volt, Distributed Control System Made in the US

Jul 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from Nextronex Energy Systems

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextronex Energy Systems, a Northwest Ohio based company, manufactures and sells the Ray-Max 150 Solar Inverter and the Ray-Max Energy Maximization System. The Ray-Max 150 inverter is UL1741 certified and is the first model made in the United States with 1000 volt DC capability. This higher DC voltage offers increased efficiency and lower copper costs.

The Ray-Max Energy Maximization System includes the new low profile inverters, and is an integrated solar inverter and wiring system designed to reduce and simplify field wiring. It provides distributed control of the inverters that maximizes energy output. The system provides a centrally located DC Buss with integral row boxes that eliminate series fusing. The inverters connected to the DC Buss are under master control – that turns them on and off as needed.

According to Peter Gerhardinger, chief technology officer for Nextronex, "The Nextronex Ray-Max System provides advanced data acquisition, diagnostics, and reporting for each row of a solar array. And, it provides up to 8 percent more energy output on an annualized basis. Because of the Ray-Max Energy System's array configuration, and its efficient use of the inverters, we are able to offer our customers an unmatched 20-year warranty."

Nextronex also sells direct, so pricing is very competitive and the installation costs are lower by approximately 16-18 percent.

About Nextronex

Nextronex Energy Systems, LLC is a Northwest Ohio based corporation with offices in Millbury, Ohio. Nextronex Energy Systems is dedicated to becoming "the first name" in commercial and utility scale solar inverters, supplying complete energy maximization systems for photovoltaic arrays globally. Nextronex business partners include the University of Toledo UTIE Program (UT Innovation Enterprises), Rocket Ventures — a pre-seed funding source for technology supported by the Regional Growth Partnership, and US Drives.

Editors Note: Nextronex will be exhibiting at the Intersolar North America show in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13-15, on Level 3, booth 9636.

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