Innovative High-Efficiency AC Unison Module Simplifies Solar with Plug-and-Play Installation and Single, Comprehensive Long-term Warranty for Inverter and Module.
Kingston, NY and Hsinchu, Taiwan – August 22, 2011 – AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) [NYSE: AUO] and SunWize Technologies have reached an agreement for distribution of AUO’s solar PV products in North America. SunWize will distribute AUO’s full line of solar PV products to its vast network of solar installers.
AUO’s product line includes the newly released AC Unison, a high-efficiency AC module with an integrated microinverter. AC Unison is designed for simple plug-and-play installation, high performance and great rooftop aesthetics. It offers long-term warranty that covers both the inverter and the module. Other AUO products include GreenTriplex, an all black monocrystalline module with high power output, and EcoDuo, a multi-purpose polycrystalline module manufactured to AUO’s strict quality standards.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and a world leading high-tech manufacturer, AUO has aggressively moved into solar PV manufacturing with full vertical integration, from raw polysilicon processing all the way to finished PV modules with integrated microelectronics. AUO’s upstream manufacturing capabilities and SunWize’s downstream distribution strength will form a strong partnership that will benefit North American solar installers.
“We are pleased to be AUO’s distribution partner in North America for their innovative products. The AC Unison simplifies solar system design, installation, and maintenance, saving installers time and money, and giving them the assurance of a long-term warranty for both the module and inverter,” said David Kaltsas, chief strategy officer of SunWize Technologies. “SunWize was impressed throughout our comprehensive evaluation of AUO’s products and manufacturing facilities.”
“We are dedicated to providing customers high energy yield and high efficiency solar cells, modules, and integrated solar system solutions,” said James Chen, vice president of AUO Solar Business Group. “Customers can purchase AUO’s high quality PV products and experience reliable service through SunWize anywhere in North America.”
About AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a global leader of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD). AUO is able to provide customers with a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to greater than 71 inches. AUO generated NT$467.2 billion in sales revenue in 2010 (US$16 billion) with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in late 2008. The Display and Solar businesses were established respectively as the Company’s two core businesses in October 2010. For more information, please visit www.AUOsolar.com.
SunWize Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A), Inc., offers superior solar energy solutions to homes and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. The SunWize advantage is complete commitment to the customer’s satisfaction. Founded in 1992, SunWize is a pioneering solar distributor delivering top-tier products to the North American marketplace. The company manufactures a full line of best-in-class engineered solutions. In addition, SunWize continues to build on its reputation for high-quality residential, commercial, public sector, and industrial installations. The company operates manufacturing and distribution facilities on the east and west coasts and sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, call SunWize at (408) 510-5178 or visit www.sunwize.com.