OutBack Power Helps Homeowners Future-Proof Solar Power Investments

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GridZero energy balancing and Advanced Battery Charging technology in Radian inverters addresses evolving needs of solar power

ARLINGTON, WA, April 24, 2014 –OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, today announced it will showcase its newest, consumer-facing Radian inverters during the Pacific Expos Home, Garden and Products Show in Honolulu, HI this week. OutBack’s Radian inverters include advanced GridZero energy balancing technology and Advanced Battery Charge profiles compatible with lithium-ion, lead-acid and other emerging battery designs. Both of OutBack’s latest innovations ensure homeowners benefit from “future-perfect” solar power and energy storage investments, regardless of changes in incentives or utility policies.

“With constant shifts in incentives, utility programs and grid rates, consumers considering an investment in solar power need to know that the systems they purchase today will deliver the energy they need tomorrow,” said Phil Undercuffler, director of strategy for OutBack Power. “GridZero helps users balance their energy use and reduce grid dependence, while Advanced Battery Charge capabilities allow for specific charging profiles with emerging battery technologies. Combined, these technologies create a resilient system that gives buyers the confidence to invest in solar today.”

OutBack Power’s Radian inverters with GridZero technology provide the perfect balance between utility power and stored renewable energy. By allowing a home or business to satisfy most of its power needs with renewable sources, grid-supplied power is only used when demand spikes. While the Radian inverter remains connected to the grid, dependence on utility power can be reduced to zero. This creates a future-perfect solution particularly in dynamic energy environments such as those in Hawaii, California and many others where government incentives and utility buy-back policies of surplus renewably generated electricity are continually changing.

OutBack’s Advanced Battery Charge profile provides further return for consumers on solar power and energy storage systems by incorporating charger settings for advanced battery technologies. System owners can now leverage charging profiles for lithium-ion, aqueous-ion, flow, fuel-cell, and other battery types now reaching the market, or they have the ability to opt for a different chemistry later, depending upon their energy needs.

For more information on OutBack Power’s Radian family of inverters, visit the company during the Home, Garden and Products Show April 25-27 at booth 187. You can also visit the Grid/Hybrid™ inverter page, or contactsales@outbackpower.com.

About OutBack Power Technologies

OutBack Power Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications. With an emphasis on product performance, OutBack has established itself as the product of choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product reliability is paramount. Whether the application is village microgrids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska or suburban homes in Southern California, OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced power conversion electronics. For more information, please visit www.outbackpower.com.