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National Semiconductor and Huber+Suhner Debut Smart Solar Products

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 6:57am
National Semiconductor Corporation and Huber+Suhner AG are debuting Huber+Suhner’s next-generation of solar junction boxes with National Semiconductor’s award-winning SolarMagic™ technology inside.

National’s SolarMagic power optimizers distribute smart electronics throughout a solar array to maximize the energy harvest of installations at the panel or string level. By integrating power electronics with enhanced performance management, National and Huber+Suhner offer a smart panel junction box solution that efficiently and cost-effectively boosts system performance. The strategic relationship brings more than 200 years of collective electronics design, development and manufacturing experience to the solar market.

"As the solar market continues to evolve the balance of systems solutions like SolarMagic power optimizers are essential for maximizing system power production at the lowest cost,” said Mike Polacek, Senior Vice President, National Semiconductor. “In collaborating with respected providers like Huber+Suhner, National Semiconductor is further improving the cost-effectiveness of solar power optimization and facilitating a quicker return on investment for array owners."

"RADOX ‘smart’ junction boxes enable us to offer panel manufacturers an efficient, optimized and therefore value-enhancing solution for their customers,” said Patrick Riederer, Chief Operating Officer, Huber+Suhner Low Frequency Division. “We believe that bringing the ‘smarts’ to solar modules is where the industry is going, and we are excited to lead the market in this direction."


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