National Semiconductor Acquires Act Solar

National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Act Solar, Inc. a privately held solar energy company that provides power-optimization solutions for commercial and utility-scale solar installations.

With the acquisition of Act Solar, National expands its portfolio of power optimization technologies along with the acquisition of new diagnostics and panel-monitoring capabilities for solar arrays.

‘With Act Solar, we can further improve the performance and efficiency of solar systems, while, at the same time, providing monitoring capabilities not available before,’ says Mike Polacek, senior vice president of National's key market segments. ‘This will make solar installations more efficient and ultimately reduces the cost of solar energy for everyone.’

SOURCE: National Semiconductor

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