HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced today that it will participate in Solar Power International 2011 (SPI 2011) from October 18 to 20 in Dallas, Texas, USA. In this North America's largest and most comprehensive solar power trade show, AUO will showcase AC Unison, its flagship product for the North American residential market, and the soon-to-be-released EcoDuo PM290P00, which is specially designed for large-scale utility applications.
"Since the inception of the solar business in 2008, AUO has been working proactively to expand the solar value chain, challenging ourselves and our peers continuously for ever-higher efficiency and a more extensive range of products," said James Chen, Vice President of AUO Solar Business Group. "Addressing the needs of our clients is always paramount. We are pleased to announce that one-stop shopping has been made possible with the AC Unison system, AUO's first complete solar solution. Solar installers in the U.S. can now buy the AC Unison System from their Distributors and enjoy its integrated simplicity, cost effectiveness, quality, and performance, all in one package."
AUO's AC Unison system features the widely acclaimed AC Unison module with an integrated micro-inverter. The module is cost-saving, as it simplifies the installation process by having the micro-inverter pre-assembled. Higher safety is also achieved, thanks to AC Unison's parallel wiring that avoids the otherwise high DC voltage. AC Unison is available with a user-friendly monitoring system. The monitoring system includes the AUO Data Logger, which reports real-time power performance on a module level. Installers can easily identify specific modules requiring maintenance or adjustment, thus achieving optimal power output. In addition, the system is perfected by AUO Solar Web Portal, which allows for instant access to current and historical power output information in statistical or graphical formats. This complete solar solution simplifies the delivery and installation of solar power systems and provides industry-leading performance for end users. Also noteworthy is that GreenTriplex PM250M00, a series of modules employed on AC Unison, now has a power output of up to 270Wp with 16.5% module efficiency.