Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

November 19, 2013 09:00 ET

EfstonScience Named Authorized Solar Distributor for Schneider Electric's Grid-Tie Inverters for FIT

Ontario FIT compliant, Schneider Electric manufactures the world's most bankable GT Solar Inverters.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2013) - EfstonScience, Canada's solar power experts, is pleased to announce eSolar.ca is now the Authorized Solar Distributor for Schneider Electric's Grid-Tie (GT) Central Solar Inverters, formerly known as Xantrex GT Inverters.

Grid-Tie Central Inverters convert direct current (DC) voltage from solar panels into grid-ready alternating current (AC) power. The three-phase product line is available in 100 kW, 250 kW and 500 kW, offering an easy-to-integrate solution featuring high-reliability design and competitive efficiency - all Ontario FIT program compliant.

Working with EfstonScience will be just like working with Schneider Electric. Sales and customer service will be delivered through EfstonScience, and commissioning, technical services and warranties will be directly managed by Schneider.

Offering factory direct pricing through EfstonScience, Schneider Electric GT Inverters are the most bankable inverters for any FIT project. As Schneider's authorized solar distributor, pricing will be the same and perhaps better than buying directly from the manufacturer.

"With an over 80-year history as Ontario's leading electrical manufacturer, Schneider Electric produces the world's top-rated grid-tie solar inverters," says Nick Efston, President of EfstonScience and eSolar.ca. "We are proud to partner with Schneider Electric to best service the commercial solar energy market and ensure clients get the top technology they need to protect their FIT investments."

Partnering with Schneider has many benefits:

  • 500+ GT inverters have already been installed across Ontario
  • With an office and plant in Mississauga, Ontario, Schneider Electric has 100+ service technicians and 35+ trucks - service unparalleled in this market today
  • 10 and 20-year extended warranties are available with service and up-time guarantees as options
  • Schneider Electric is the only inverter manufacturer with Multiple Environmental Over Stress Testing (MEOST) facilities

"The team at EfstonScience is dedicated to exceptional customer service, top-notch logistics management, comprehensive engineering support, and of course, providing unmatched technology expertise," says Efston. "We're so happy to be working with Schneider to equip our customers with the leading technology they need to generate revenue and deliver renewable energy to communities across Ontario."

eSolar.ca's specialists will be at Schneider Electric's booth #700 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre's CANSIA Solar Canada 2013 Show on December 9th and 10th. To learn more, please visit esolar.ca/schneider-inverters or contact Schneider@eSolar.ca to book a face-to-face meeting at the trade show or come to a Lunch and Learn at the Schneider Electric Plant.

About EfstonScience and eSolar.ca

EfstonScience, Canada's solar and wind power experts, is a leading supplier and installer of solar panel systems and solar energy equipment for FIT and microFIT projects. These include grid-tie, off-grid and back-up solar power systems for commercial, residential, institutional and faith-based clients across Ontario. The Science & Astronomy SuperStore established in 1970 was located on Dufferin Street in Toronto across from Yorkdale Mall and was the leading Canadian retailer for telescopes, microscopes, lab equipment and scientific-based products. For more than 43 years EfstonScience has been known for exceptional client service and a forward-thinking approach to technology. Always ahead of its time, this was demonstrated in 1981 with the construction of a passive, solar-heated building for The Science & Astronomy SuperStore.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential application. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of EUR24 billion ($34 billion CDN) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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