updated 12/5/2010 10:46:31 AM ET 2010-12-05T15:46:31

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, has announced it has launched a newly designed central product specifically targeting the emerging Asian inverter market.

Power-One's new 250kW and 500kW utility grade central inverters have a number of key features, including a very high efficiency of 98.3%; electrolytic capacitor free, leading to longer MTBF (mean time between failures); compact size and weight; touch screen display; and 1000 Voc (open circuit voltage) rating.

"This product offers high performance with affordable capital expenditure and has been specifically designed for the fast growing Asian market," said Paolo Casini, Power-One's Vice President for Marketing. "Its design is the result of the experience we have acquired with more than 50MW of installation in the challenging Asian market."

Power-One is currently the world's second largest manufacturer of solar power inverters. With manufacturing centers in three continents, Power-One and its Aurora brand of solar and wind power inverters, ranging from 2kw to 2.5MW, offer best-in-class product performance and reliability along with a global customer care package.

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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