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OutBack Power Debuts Next Generation Grid/Hybrid Solar to the Builder Community
|By Business Wire
|June 25, 2014 09:08 AM EDT
Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced
power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile
applications, will showcase its newest Radian Grid/Hybrid solar systems
at PCBC, June 25 to 26 in San Francisco. Supported by smarter
technology, including the new GridZero Radian inverters, energy storage
options, and OPTICS
RE mobile monitoring and control application, these next-generation
solar systems deliver both renewable economics and energy independence
to homeowners, installers and builders. The result is increased customer
satisfaction through reduced anxiety concerning solar investment in the
midst of changing utility policies, and remote system control for
installers reducing the need for costly service calls.
Until now, solar users fell into two categories: off-grid, but with
limited electrical use; and grid-tied with the ability to save money
when the sun is shining, but with no option for power during outages or
emergencies. OutBack Power’s Grid/Hybrid systems with energy storage
offer the best of both worlds: Homeowners can choose to go off-grid and
store unused energy for future use, or use the grid as their backup when
they need extra electricity beyond what their system can produce.
“With well over 300,000 homes in the U.S. using solar, it’s clear that
consumer demand for renewable energy options is growing,” said Harvey
Wilkinson, general manager of OutBack Power. “Today’s home builders
recognize the value of solar for homeowners and are stepping up to make
greener energy a part of people’s lives. OutBack Power’s Grid/Hybrid
technology makes solar investment the most practical and compelling
option for both home builders and buyers.”
Smarter technology delivers long-term benefits
OutBack Power’s newest additions to the award-winning
Radian family feature GridZero technology and Advanced Battery
Charging for compatibility with any utility energy scenario. The new
Radians enable homeowners to “zero out” their grid usage and bank
solar-generated electricity surplus for future use.
OPTICS RE is a cloud-based application that provides installers and
owners of OutBack systems the ability to easily monitor photovoltaic
(PV) system operation, performance and output via an intuitive dashboard
from any Internet-enabled device. By keeping installers connected to
their systems, OPTICS RE reduces system downtime and service calls,
demonstrates the benefits of renewable energy, and provides users with
higher satisfaction with their solar investment.
“We hear of contractors receiving quotes of up to $200,000 to bring in
electrical services in remote Sonoma and Marin County building
locations,” said Jason Almirol, vice president of Alter Systems, a
California-based builder and designer. “We like to offer affordable,
green alternative solutions with OutBack Power. We’re excited to offer
systems featuring the GridZero Radians and OPTICS RE application to help
our customers get the most from their solar investments.”
Builders grow their businesses with the power of solar
Residential builders can count on OutBack Power for its dedication to
advanced renewable energy systems, proven performance and world-class,
industry-accredited training. Other benefits OutBack Power provides to
the builder market include:
Setting builders’ homes apart – All residential PV/solar
systems look the same from the roof, but with OutBack providing the
power behind solar, systems can run 24/7 through integrated energy
Reducing builder anxiety – Built-in remote monitoring and
control technology keeps installers and builders directly connected to
homeowners, ensuring system health and reducing costly service calls.
Reducing buyer anxiety – Solar investments are protected with
future-perfect electronics to master any utility energy scenario, as
well as Advanced Battery Charging for compatibility with both current
and emerging energy storage technologies.
“Triple play” technology – Homeowners can save money when the
sun is shining, use stored electricity to offset utility power and
enjoy backup power during emergencies for threefold benefits from one
“As solar panels become more commoditized and standardized, builders
will need to look ‘off the roof’ to differentiate their renewable energy
upgrades with greater value and utility,” said Mark Cerasuolo, director
of marketing and training for OutBack Power. “Our Grid/Hybrid technology
provides the power behind solar and offers future-perfect systems that
will continue to deliver both green lifestyle benefits and economic
value to homeowners, and lets them stay in front of changing utility
regulations and incentive programs.”
Visit OutBack Power at PCBC
OutBack Power is a recipient of the Parade of Products Award at PCBC and
will present its winning Radian system to attendees at the PCBC Key
Buyer’s Club on the exhibit floor of the Moscone Center in San Francisco
on Thursday, June 26th between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. PT.
OutBack Power will also be showing three PV/solar systems ideal for
residential applications. The 4kW and 8kW Radian systems with energy
storage mean there’s an OutBack Grid/Hybrid solution for nearly any home
and budget. OutBack is also showing an off-grid FLEXPower ONE system for
cabins and other recreational buildings and remote resorts.
To view these systems and learn more about OutBack Power’s Grid/Hybrid
technology, visit the company during PCBC at booth N-5232. You can also
About OutBack Power Technologies
Power Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, is the leading
designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable
energy, back-up power and mobile applications. With an emphasis on
product performance, OutBack has established itself as the product of
choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product
reliability is paramount. Whether the application is village micro-grids
in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote
off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in Southern California,
OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced power
conversion electronics. For more information, please visit www.outbackpower.com.
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