SAN JOSE, Calif. and METZINGEN, Germany, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- REFUsol Inc., a manufacturer of the highest efficiency solar inverters, received the necessary safety certificates to begin distribution of its solar inverters produced at the Greenville County plant of its sister company, Prettl Electronics. REFUsol (Prettl) announced plans earlier this year to hire 80 people as it began production of the REFUsol 12K, 16K, 20K and 024K inverters. These inverters have officially met the guidelines for the Buy American provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Section 1605.
This facility has already created a strong relationship with the community and solar advocacy associations in South Carolina and beyond.
REFUsol also announced an investment of $1.5 million as it boosts production of the inverters. "The U.S. market is the fastest growing solar market," said Ben Driver, CEO of REFUsol, Inc. "It is both essential and imperative that REFUsol supports the U.S. jobs market and manufactures the products here that will be sold in the United States. We're looking forward to growing in this increasingly robust marketplace."
Inverters are electrical devices that convert direct current, DC, to alternating current, AC, at any required voltage and frequency with the use of appropriate transformers, switching and control circuits. Inverters are commonly used to supply AC power from DC sources such as solar panels or wind turbines. REFUsol's inverters were tested for safety in October of 2011 and received official certificates from Underwriters Laboratories.
Detailed information about the products available now in North America can be found at http://www.refusol.com.
About REFUsol GmbH
With over 45 years of experience in power electronics, REFUsol is one of the top three providers of solar inverters globally and one of the fastest growing companies in this field. REFUsol's efficient and award-winning solar inverters help customers maximize the yield of their photovoltaic plants, whether for small roof-top installations or large-scale solar plants. REFUsol is headquartered in Metzingen, Germany and has further international offices in Europe, Korea, China, India and the U.S. as well as sales and service partners in key strategic photovoltaic markets around the world. Please visit http://www.refusol.com for more information.