updated 3/11/2011 12:15:49 PM ET 2011-03-11T17:15:49

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, announced it has received CSA-UL1741 approval for its AURORA® three-phase string inverter for the United States and Canadian market places.

Power-One's AURORA® Trio, 10 & 12kW string inverters have a number of differentiating features, including two functionally independent MPPT inputs, a wide input voltage range, convection cooling, disconnect switches and a NEMA-4X enclosure.

"This product provides the greatest design flexibility, productivity, and reliability," said Paolo Casini, Power-One's Vice President for Product Marketing. "Designed for commercial usage, the three-phase inverter is highly unique in its ability to optimize the performance of the PV plant. This very same characteristic has made the Power-One three-phase string inverter the world's most commonly used inverter in its category."

Kent Sheldon, Vice President Sales, North America, said, "This product will make a huge difference to the North American RE market. Power-One's three-phase inverter has made a significant impact in Europe since its launch two years ago. It is the best-in-class product in Europe and will prove to be the same in North America."

In 2010, the European version of Power-One's AURORA® three-phase inverter received an A+ approval rating from the independent industry reviewer Photon Laboratory Magazine.

Power-One is currently the world's second largest manufacture 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.

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

About Power-One

Power-One is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from both solar arrays and wind farms for use by utilities and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including renewable energy, data storage and networking, industrial and network power systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information about the Company, please visit www.Power-One.com .

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CONTACT:  Power-One, Inc.
          Kevin Trosian, 805-987-8741
          Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
          Kevin.Trosian@Power-One.com

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