Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will bring to the North American market large-capacity power conditioners for industrial photovoltaic power generation systems
Mitsubishi Electric will be the first Japanese manufacturer of this field to launch into the North American market. The company plans to release 100 kW-type power conditioners in October 2010 and 250 kW-type in April 2011. A 100 kW-type prototype will be on display at the Solar Power International 2009, an exhibition to be held from October 27 in Anaheim in the U.S. state of California.
Mitsubishi Electric has been marketing in the U.S. since 2004 with the main focus on its solar cell modules. In response to recent growing demand for power conditioners, the company came to the latest decision to also sell power conditioner units in the U.S. Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, which has been in charge of module sales in the U.S., will undertake the entire process including the sales of large-capacity power conditioners, proposals for sales with modules as a set and after-sales services. Mitsubishi Electric aims at selling 50 MW-equivalent of power conditioner units by 2012 in the U.S. and Japanese markets combined.