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SOLPLUS FEED-IN Solution Grid feed-in control dependent on in-house consumption

Control of a photovoltaic installation's power output Grid feed-in dependent on in-house power requirements and base load Power output adjustment in line with legislation

Kngen, 21 June 2012 The specialist solar trade fair, Intersolar, which closed its doors last week, saw Solutronic AG launch its latest innovation, the SOLPLUS FEED-IN Solution (FIS). FIS controls the inverters' power output depending on the level of local (in-house) consumption and the grid load. It is installed in-between the SOLPLUS inverter(s) and the grid connection and regulates the amount of energy that is fed into the grid in line with the specifications. FIS is capable of feeding in a predefined maximum quantity of electricity while taking into account appliances in use in the building. This means, for instance, if 70% of the maximum DC output of the PV system is allowed to be fed into the grid and a refrigerator, lights and the cooker in the house are all on, the amount of electricity required by these appliances is drawn from the electricity generated the rest is fed into the grid. If no appliances are running, the 70% maximum permitted is fed in. If no power is allowed to be fed into the grid, FIS can limit the amount of energy generated to the maximum level of electricity consumed in-house. By doing so, FIS guarantees compliance with the legally limited infeed level at all times, but dependent on the local appliances. FIS measures and controls in 3-phase mode if PV inverters are connected to all 3 phases. In this case, each of the phases is controlled and limited individually.

FIS also allows the utility company to reduce the power infeed level remotely by means of ripple-control signals.

Press Contact Stefanie Hempel T: +49 (0) 174 30 105 30 s.hempel@solutronic.de

Investor Relations Contact Markus Laue T: +49 (0) 7024 96 128 99 ir@solutronic.de

Solutronic AG Kferstrae 18 73257 Kngen, Germany www.solutronic.de

The thinking behind the development of FIS takes account of the growing number of photovoltaic installations being built and the strain this is putting on the existing power grids. This is leading governments to introduce legislation prescribing the integration of an infeed management functionality in new PV systems and promoting the retrofitting of such a functionality in existing systems. In some countries even, the power supply system is so overloaded that the operators of new installations are no longer allowed to feed the electricity they generate into the national grid. With SOLPLUS FIS, it's now possible to use photovoltaics solely to cover one's own basic power requirements without having to obtain the permission of the local utility company. This also means the PV installation doesn't have to be approved or licensed for grid connection. The advantage here is that the cheap and easily calculable solar power can be used to cover one's basic power requirements. Above all, this system is particularly interesting for larger buildings with medium-range power requirements, such as hotels. And as the price of modules falls even further, it will also become more and more interesting for family homes and for customers who want to reduce their dependency on the power utilities. More information can be found at www.solutronic.de

Press Contact Stefanie Hempel T: +49 (0) 174 30 105 30 s.hempel@solutronic.de

Investor Relations Contact Markus Laue T: +49 (0) 7024 96 128 99 ir@solutronic.de

Solutronic AG Kferstrae 18 73257 Kngen, Germany www.solutronic.de

About Solutronic AG Solutronic AG, founded in 2004 as Solutronic GmbH and now listed in the Entry Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is one of the leading suppliers of top-quality, cutting-edge, grid-connected inverters for photovoltaic installations. Its inverters, which cover nominal AC power ratings from 1.5 to 12 kW, are software-controlled and therefore facilitate innovative monitoring and communications functions. Furthermore, they feature high efficiency levels of up to 98 % and extremely low failure rates. In tandem with its inverters, Solutronic develops system solutions that enhance the efficiency of PV installations and utilise the electricity generated decentrally. As a result, the inverter no longer simply has the task of converting the direct current generated by the solar modules into alternating current for the grid, but must also ensure the effectiveness and efficient use of the power generated. Examples of such additional functions include in-house consumption management and intelligent energy storage with the SOL-Energymanager. The SOLEnergymanager mini solar power plant stores and manages the energy required in-house. The unit is integrated into the building's existing electricity system without any need for modifications to electrical appliances. The SOL-Energymanager enables customers to use up to 75% of their own 'self-generated' electricity. All SOLPLUS inverters are made exclusively in Germany, where we cooperate with selected and renowned partners. Test equipment developed in house facilitates real-time quality control at crucial process stages in make-to-order production. By outsourcing production, we are able to focus on developing and marketing our perfected products these being the core competencies of Solutronic.

Press Contact Stefanie Hempel T: +49 (0) 174 30 105 30 s.hempel@solutronic.de

Investor Relations Contact Markus Laue T: +49 (0) 7024 96 128 99 ir@solutronic.de

Solutronic AG Kferstrae 18 73257 Kngen, Germany www.solutronic.de