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Draker and SolarMax Cooperate to Serve Global PV Markets

Cooperation agreement ensures compatibility between SolarMax PV inverter and Draker monitoring systems

AUSTIN, Texas - August 20, 2013 - Draker, a global leader in performance monitoring and control of power systems, announced a cooperation agreement with SolarMax, a global pure-play photovoltaic (PV) inverter company based in Switzerland with more than 20 years of experience.

“We are proud to partner with Draker, the first company in the United States to provide independent monitoring and performance analysis of energy produced by solar arrays,” said Rudolf Bühler, Senior Product Manager Data Communication with SolarMax. “Compatibility between our leading Swiss Quality inverters and Draker’s monitoring solutions enable us to expand our monitoring solutions portfolio and better serve customers in the U.S. and globally.” 

The cooperation agreement between Draker and SolarMax opens data communications and enables integration of SolarMax’s portfolio of PV inverter devices into the Draker PV Monitor Solution. Draker’s monitoring devices include advanced analytical tools, advanced environmental sensor kits and key performance alarms. SolarMax and Draker will complete compatibility testing this year.

“As Draker expands internationally, we recognize the need to provide open-source compatibility with the worlds leading inverter manufacturers,” said Chach Curtis, CEO, Draker. “We are pleased to partner with SolarMax to further these product development efforts and make Draker the most flexible PV performance monitoring platform on the global market.”

About Draker
Since 1999, Draker has led the industry with innovative monitoring, management and control solutions for commercial and utility-scale PV systems. Draker’s products and services allow PV developers, owners and operators to predict, measure, monitor, manage, optimize and control their solar assets to increase yield and maximize profitability. Draker’s complete panel-to-grid (P2G) solutions include data acquisition and control hardware, Clarity™ DC analytics, Intelligent Array™ software, and a wide range of project and field-based services. For more information, visit www.drakerenergy.com.

About SolarMax
SolarMax, a Swiss company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grid-connected solar inverters. The company develops, produces and sells inverters for more than 20 years for every system – from photovoltaic plants on single-family homes whose kilowatt output is modest, to the solar power plants whose output is measured in megawatts. The inverter is a key component of the solar plant, transforming the generated direct current into grid-compliant alternating current. 20 years of experience are not only reflected in the Swiss quality, highest efficiency, reliability, and durability of the SolarMax products, but also in the way the company offers its customers excellent international support in the field of after sales, comprehensive warranty services, and intelligent solutions for system monitoring.