What to see from Fronius at Solar Power PV Conference & Expo Chicago

Are you headed to the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo in Chicago? If so, you may want to stop by the booth of Indiana-based inverter manufacturer Fronius.

In 2012, Fronius moved its U.S. headquarters to Portage, Ind., and grown its local presence ever since, including a 400,000 sq. ft. facility with a full manufacturing and testing line as well as a 226 kWp PV array. Being located only 45 min outside of Chicago, the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo Chicago is in home territory for Fronius.

As a gigawatt sponsor of the event, Fronius not only exhibits on the show floor but will also participate in a panel discussion and host a “Welcome Tour and Breakfast” event at the Fronius facility.

Fonius building

Behold Fronius’ 400,000 sq. ft. facility with a full manufacturing and testing line.

Product news at the Fronius booth

Visit the Fronius booth (#304) and learn more about new products like the Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box, which provides the ultimate NEC 2014 code (690.12) compliant solution while enhancing rooftop and firefighter safety.

Other highlights are the Fronius Smart Meter for dynamic feed-in management or the Fronius SnapINverter family from 1.5 to 24.0 kW with a simple hinged mounting system, allowing for easy installation within 15 minutes or less.

Speak with technical experts of Fronius, who can answer all questions about the Fronius SnapINverter generation and upcoming products.


Panel discussion “From Rustbelt to Greenbelt”

Tristan Kreager, Director of Solar Energy at Fronius USA, will join a panel discussion about the economic impact of renewables on the industrial heartland of the US. Renewable energy manufacturing is growing at a fast pace and employs over 30,000 people while adding 25,000 new jobs over the next year.

“With our US headquarters we are proudly contributing to this economic shift in the Midwest,” Kreager says. The discussion will take place in the continental room C of the Chicago Hilton.

Welcome Tour and Breakfast

Fronius invites conference attendees to a walking tour through the 400,000 sq. ft. US headquarters in Portage, IN, including a full manufacturing and testing facility with a rooftop solar system. Fronius will provide a complimentary breakfast and a live Fronius Perfect Welding demo.

A free shuttle will take participants from Chicago to Portage and back.

“We see huge potential in the Midwestern solar market and as a manufacturer based in the Midwest, we proudly support the Solar Power PV Conference & Expo. This is also a great opportunity for us to show customers and partners our state-of-the art manufacturing here in the US,” Kreager says.

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