updated 10/14/2010 3:45:12 AM ET 2010-10-14T07:45:12

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solar Power International, (South Hall G, Booth #4326) -- Power-One Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, has announced it has now received certification in accordance with the German Federal Association for Energy and Water (BDEW) technical directive 'Power Generation Equipment Connected to the Medium-Voltage Power Grid'.

The new products certified under the BDEW 2008 directive include Power-One's Aurora central inverters in the full range of 55kW, 110kW, 165kW, 220kW, 275kW and 330kW variations, both with and without low voltage transformer.

Power-One's Vice President Marketing Paolo Casini said, "We are very proud to receive this new certification for our range of central inverters in Germany. This new certification allows us to promote our Central inverter products with full functionalities to support and stabilize the grid providing the power plant behavior in areas densely populated with solar installations.

"Our PVI Central inverters feature market leading multiple MPPT tracking technology which enables the inverter to manage energy harvesting more effectively to allow for better performance.

"Germany is very important to Power-One and we are working very hard to maintain our prominent position in the market.  With the addition of the full BDEW functionalities our inverters will now be able to contribute to an increased utilization of the PV systems in Germany."

This new directive from the Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW) is designed to ensure power inverters have the ability to offer static and dynamic support characteristics in connecting to the Medium Voltage Grid in Germany.

For more information on Power-One 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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