Schneider Electric’s New Conext™ XW Pro Hybrid Inverter Will Meet California Rule 21
Sep. 20, 2018
  • A new-generation of hybrid inverter, Conext™ XW Pro dedicated to the Residential, Commercial & Industrial solar and storage applications
  • Rule 21 compliant, and planned development roadmap to meet other SRD requirements for North America
  • Designed for connected architectures, simplified installation & integration with monitoring

Conext XW Pro hybrid inverterGrenoble, September 20 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the launch of the next-generation hybrid inverter, Conext™ XW Pro. To address the grid interactive requirements in California, Conext™ XW Pro meets the Rule 21’s SRD requirements.

This announcement follows Schneider Electric’s recent release of PREPA firmware for their Conext™ XW+ line of products to meet grid requirements in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September 2017, Schneider Electric has been working closely with local partners to restore power to the island, deploying thousands of systems in the past 18 months.

The Conext™ XW Pro interoperates with solar charge controllers and most conventional PV inverters in AC-coupled configurations, which makes the product ideal for retrofit applications in both residential and commercial settings.

The Conext™ XW Pro will initially be Rule 21 compliant, and Schneider Electric will release upgrades to compliance with other SRD requirements for the North American region. The initial launch of the XW Pro will be UL-only; Schneider Electric will launch an IEC version of this product in 2019.

Conext XW Pro hybrid inverterSchneider Electric also announces the launch of the Conext™ Gateway and the Conext™ Insight 2, next-generation monitoring and control solutions for Commercial & Industrial solar and storage projects. The Conext™ Gateway supports Wi-Fi connectivity and comes with a wide range of other communications interfaces for integration with inverters, power meters, weather stations, Lithium-Ion batteries and much more. In addition to the ability to monitor systems remotely from the cloud, Conext™ Insight 2 will allow installers to manage system settings and firmware updates remotely.

“The launch of the Conext™ XW Pro, Conext™ Gateway and the Conext™ Insight 2, are the latest examples of our continuing commitment to the off-grid, grid-connected back-up and storage markets,” says Evan Vogel, Vice President of Marketing, Schneider Electric Solar Business.  “With this new lineup of products, we introduce a whole range of system level functionality. We’re excited to announce the launch of these solutions as Schneider Electric Solar Business increases our already major focus on the rapidly-growing global Residential, Commercial & Industrial project segments.”

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