News | September 18, 2008

Power-One's Aurora PVI-Central Inverters Win EPD Magazine Environmental Design Award

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWER - News), a leading provider of power conversion and power management solutions, today announced that its Aurora PVI-Central commercial renewable energy inverters have won Electronic Product Design Magazine's 2008 e-Legacy Award in the Environmental Design Category. This prestigious award recognizes products that provide innovative electronic design solutions for responsible energy use.

Commenting on Power-One's success, EPD's Editor, Caroline Hayes, said "The Environmental Design category was one of the most popular entries. It recognizes energy-saving or power-efficient design, preparing for the next wave of energy sources and management. As a result, this category had six finalists instead of four. This shows the interest in energy sources and use in electronics design and the fact that over 6,000 people voted is a testimony to its relevance to the electronics design community. The photovoltaic inverters beat some tough competition to win this year's e-Legacy Environmental Design Award."

Power-One's PVI-Central Inverters are designed for large solar applications, such as apartment buildings and industrial facilities. These grid-tie products provide scalability in a common-enclosure package that is delivered pre-configured and pre-tested. In addition to reducing on-site installation wiring and testing, this modular approach facilitates cost-effective solutions with smaller footprints and increased reliability. Products are available from 50kW to 330kW.

Electronic Product Design Magazine's selection process was based on inputs from their judges and voting by their readership. The e-Legacy awards are unique in the electronics industry in recognizing excellence in design and forward-looking investments by electronics companies that contribute to community, society, and future generations.

"We would like to thank EPD and their readers for this award," said Richard Thompson, Power-One's CEO. "It is especially gratifying to receive this recognition in the Environmental Design Category, given our commitment to developing energy-efficient, 'green' power solutions. We believe our Aurora products offer some of the industry's most comprehensive and efficient lines of renewable energy inverters and benefit the environment by helping to conserve power with leading-edge design."

About Power-One

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for alternative/renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical diagnostics, railway controls, automated/semiconductor test equipment, and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, CA, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Please visit for more information.

About EPD
Electronic Product Design Magazine was launched in 1980 and is the UK's best read monthly electronics design magazine. The magazine's annual e-Legacy awards are designed to celebrate the value of electronics and electronics companies and how they can build a better future today. For additional information on the 2008 e-Legacy awards, please visit For additional information on Electronic Product Design Magazine, please visit

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