TAIPEI, Taiwan – February 23rd, 2013 –Motech Industries Inc. (TWO: 6244TW) (Motech) announced that using its photovoltaic inverters - PVMate 2900U~7500U series - in PV systems can prevent modules from potential relative to ground. The goals of boosting the efficiency of PV systems and extending the lifetime of PV modules effectively can then be achieved.
PID (Potential Induced Degradation) effects describe the phenomenon when there is a high voltage stress between PV modules and the ground, the foresaid potential difference will easily induce the problem of power degradation as well as causing damage to cells or modules, which will lead to the decrease of the output power of the entire PV system. Therefore, PID-free modules one after another have been launched into the market since 2012, yet the price is higher comparing to normal modules. Some system installers indicate that a certain quantity of PV power plants face the problem of performance degradation, some of them can be imputed to PID effects.
Motech PVMate 2900U~7500U series inverters are photovoltaic inverters with the function of positive or negative grounding, which provides different grounding options. By using Motech PV inverters, customers could choose normal modules while still gaining the benefit of PID-free.
Motech Industries, Inc. was founded in 1981 as a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments. The company entered into solar cell production in 1999, and is a pioneer in the manufacturing and marketing of high-quality mono- and poly-crystalline silicon solar cells in Taiwan. Today, the company is a global, vertically integrated solar company and one of the world’s top solar cell manufacturers in terms of production capacity and output. MOTECH is a publicly traded company on Taiwan’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) market with the trading code 6244. For more information about MOTECH please visit http://www.motechsolar.com
Motech Power Instrument Business Center is the first solar system installation team in Taiwan. With mature installation technologies, the business center builds high quality and high efficiency solar systems, and is not constrained by landforms and climates. Moreover, Power Instrument Business Center focuses on the key component of solar systems – photovoltaic inverters. From cell, module, and inverters upstream to system installation downstream, Motech provides customers a total solution of solar system installation.
MOTECH Industries Inc.
Jack Hsieh – Chief Financial Officer & Spokesperson /+886-6-5050789*0570
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MOTECH Industries Inc.
Concord Chen – Deputy Spokesperson /+886-6-5050789*0589