SOURCE: SunSpec Alliance

SunSpec Alliance

January 06, 2010 09:00 ET

SolarEdge Technologies and Moxa Americas Join SunSpec Alliance Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - The SunSpec Alliance™ announced today that SolarEdge Technologies and Moxa Americas Inc. joined the SunSpec Alliance as sponsor members. Joining the SunSpec Alliance board of directors are Jeff Disbrow, vice president of sales and marketing for Moxa Americas, Inc. and Lior Handelsman, vice president product strategy and business development for SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Moxa Americas and SolarEdge Technologies join SunSpec sponsor members Campbell Scientific, Energy Recommerce, Fat Spaniel Technologies, Fronius, Moxa, NautilusSolar, PV Powered, Satcon, SMA, SolarEdge, Solar Power Partners and Veris Industries on the board of directors.

"We are delighted to have Moxa Americas and SolarEdge Technologies as sponsors of the SunSpec Alliance and welcome them to our board of directors," said Tom Tansy, SunSpec Alliance chairman. "Their corporate commitment to the SunSpec Alliance reinforces the importance of our mission to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy industry through standardization."

Moxa manufactures a wide range of industrial networking products that provide customers with reliable and cost-effective ways to connect 3rd party devices to Ethernet networks. "We've had success in the renewable energy markets with our serial to Ethernet product line, industrial computer product line and industrial Ethernet product line. The plan is to focus on providing additional solutions to the renewable energy marketplace while maintaining a vertical market focus in power, transportation & oil & gas," said Jeff Disbrow, vice president of sales and marketing for Moxa Americas, Inc.

SolarEdge is a provider of smart, holistic PV power harvesting and monitoring solutions for maximum energy and cost efficiency. "I am excited to join the SunSpec Alliance Board and to work towards crucial standardization with this impressive group of industry leaders," said Lior Handelsman, vice president product strategy and business development, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. "We at SolarEdge believe open, well-defined standards can accelerate the adoption of smart monitoring and energy management systems for the solar industry in particular and the renewable energy industry as a whole."

About SunSpec Alliance

The SunSpec Alliance was formed to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy industry through standardization of monitoring and management interfaces based on the Modbus standard for energy system components. The Alliance will create and publish a specification, establish testing and certification procedures for product conformance and educate consumers, utilities and vendors on the benefits of the specification. Alliance membership is open to any corporation, non-profit, or individual with a vested interest in the renewable energy industry, including manufacturers, software developers, computer hardware companies, system integrators, financial backers, regulatory agencies, and energy consumers. For more information, or to find out how to join the Alliance, please visit http://www.sunspec.org.

About SolarEdge

SolarEdge is a provider of smart, holistic PV power harvesting and monitoring solutions for maximum energy at a lower cost per watt. The company works with industry-leading partners to embed its active electronic solution directly into PV panels. The SolarEdge system performs MPPT per panel while monitoring performance of each panel and communicating across existing power lines. As a result, only the SolarEdge systemic approach provides more power from any given installation, eliminates design constraints, provides module-level monitoring and maintenance alerts, solves all safety issues and provides anti-theft mechanism, all while reducing the cost of energy. SolarEdge is online at www.solaredge.com

About MOXA

Moxa manufactures device networking products for industrial automation. Information about all Moxa products, which include industrial embedded computers, industrial Ethernet switches, serial device servers, multiport serial cards, embedded device servers, and remote I/O servers, is available on Moxa's corporate website at www.moxa.com.

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