Vancouver-based Xantrex Technology Inc. has announced its participation as a team sponsor of seven of the 20 teams participating in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Xantrex has provided each team with its new XW System, an off-grid renewable energy power solution for use in the renewable energy homes being designed and constructed for the competition.
‘The Solar Decathlon is an excellent forum demonstrating the capabilities of our XW System, while providing hands-on application experience for these students using the latest solar technology,’ says John Wallace, Xantrex CEO. ‘The design efficiencies built into the Xantrex XW system, coupled with its ease of installation and minimized component count, will enable all of our teams to deliver innovative and efficient structures for the competition.’
The Xantrex XW System is a fully integrated, battery-based system designed for residential and commercial solar and backup power applications. Targeting installations requiring peak power of up to 18 kW, the Xantrex XW System is a renewable energy power system that can be customized to suit almost any solar or backup power application – grid-tie, off-grid remote or village power, as well as home backup power.