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Amsterdam, Netherlands – August 27, 2012 – Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, today announced that the company’s AURORA PVI-12.5-TL-FS inverters have been deployed for a new PV test facility at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. The 400 kWp PV installation has been delivered by SOLARTECHNO in cooperation with TheGROUNDS, a platform for innovative applications for sustainable airports.

The installation will be connected to the grid soon and covers an area of approximately 9,500 m². In total, 31 Power-One AURORA PVI-12.5-TL-FS inverters as well as modules from Scheuten have been deployed. This project is a trial program to examine how future large-scale PV plants could be realized at the airport. The PV installation will provide more than 440,000 kilowatt hours of green energy per year, equaling the energy consumption of 120 average-sized households per year.

“Schiphol airport wants to become carbon neutral by the end of 2012. At SOLARTECHNO, we are proud to contribute to this goal of economical and efficient energy management,” said Marco Ghirardello, SOLARTECHNO. “To realize this project, we decided to implement Power-One inverters as they convinced us by their price/performance-ratio. Moreover, they allow for easy as well as quick installation and maintenance.”

“We are very pleased that SOLARTECHNO has put their confidence in us and decided to use Power-One inverters, which guarantee a maximum uptime of the new trial program installation. We are looking forward to working together with their experienced team again,” said Joseph Maingard, Sales Director Central Europe at Power-One.

To learn more about Power-One’s AURORA® inverter products, please visit www.power-one.com/renewable-energy.


Solartechno Europe B.V. is a Dutch company that operates in the photovoltaic sector. Main activities are: distribution of panels, inverters, and other components for photovoltaic (solar) systems, technical and economical advice to installers and system owners, business and strategic consulting to investment banks / founds. Solartechno is able to provide a wide portfolio of services thanks to our multidisciplinary background of our Amsterdam based team and vast network of European and local partners. The owner of the company, Eng. MBA Marco Ghirardello a half Italian half Dutch manager with more than 10 years of experience in the photovoltaic sector also owns the Italian EPC contractor Coperture Solari srl a company specialized in the turnkey installation of large PV systems.

For more information about the company, please visit www.solartechno.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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