Schneider Electric launches PV Hybrid solution in cooperation with DEIF

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Munich, June 22nd, 2016 — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation and a global leader in solutions for  solar and energy storage power conversion chain, today announced the launch of a PV Hybrid solution, developed in cooperation with DEIF, a global leader in diesel controllers.


Flexible PV Hybrid solution introduced at Intersolar Europe 2016

Designed for grid-tied and off-grid power generation, the PV Hybrid solution combines efficient, reliable diesel generation with clean, low-cost solar power. This flexible solution enables operators to use energy intelligently—and it can be customized to build cost-effective hybrid power solutions that meet a range of needs.

“The PV Hybrid solution responds to a real, and growing need in the market,” said Xavier Datin, VP of the Commercial and Residential Solar Line of Business, at Schneider Electric. “From remote work sites to commercial institutions, there are many power plants where diesel generators are in operation for primary or backup power—but the operators want to add PV power for its financial and environmental advantages.”


A combination of solar and diesel solution to ensure reliability to the grid while reducing overall carbon footprint

The modular, adaptable PV Hybrid solution can be applied to new and retrofit applications. The combination of diesel and solar power maintains a stable, reliable power grid while reducing fuel dependency and limiting GHG emissions. In some applications, where permitted, operators will be able to earn revenue by selling surplus solar-generated power back to the grid.

The solution features Schneider Electric Conext™ CL inverters, with controllers transducers and accessories from DEIF. Said Datin, “We are proud to bring this to market in cooperation with DEIF. This solution truly represents the best of both worlds: DEIF is renowned for its’ advanced, efficient diesel power control systems, while Schneider Electric is known for innovation and excellence in solar. As both companies have been in the power business for decades, customers can rely on them for global, long-term support.”


To learn more about the PV Hybrid solution, visit the Schneider Electric Solar Business booth: B2.110

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About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.


About DEIF
Power in Control
Established in Denmark in 1933, today DEIF is a global supplier of green, safe and reliable control solutions for decentralized power production, marine & offshore, PV Hybrid and wind turbines. The DEIF Group has sales offices, competence centers and training facilities in seventeen key markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and distributors in an additional 35 countries and territories.