updated 9/7/2010 6:46:09 AM ET 2010-09-07T10:46:09

CAMARILLO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, today announced the launch of its PVI-250 and PVI-300 Central PV inverters for the North American marketplace. Power-One is now the second largest global PV inverter manufacturer with over 800 MW of installed PV inverters in the first half of 2010.

The launch of these inverters highlights Power-One's expanding family of best-in-class inverters for the North American solar market. The inverters, which are UL certified to meet NEMA 3R outdoor specifications, will be available in 250kW and 300kW outdoor variations and listed for use in the United States and Canada. 

"The new inverters feature Power-One's unique modular architecture with reduced operation and maintenance costs, improved operation availability and multiple power-point tracking (MPPT)," said Alex Levran, President, Renewable Energy Solutions. "The benefits of Power-One's Aurora products, which serve the residential, commercial and utility markets, all feature high performance efficiency, best in class energy harvesting and a global service and support network."

Kent Sheldon, Power-One's VP Sales North America, said, "I am excited to bring a truly differentiated central inverter to the North American PV marketplace. The modular nature of the PVI-300 inverter provides the design flexibility and fault tolerance that is critical for ensuring maximum system availability."

To learn more about Power-One and its products and services, please visit www.Power-One.com .     

About Power-One

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, including inverters for alternative/renewable energy (solar and wind) and products for routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, semiconductor test equipment, industrial markets and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, California, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is a public company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information about the Company, please visit www.Power-One.com .

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