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Schneider Electric Unveils Solar Farm in Tennessee

SMYRNA, TENN. – July 25, 2011 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the unveiling of a 1MW dual voltage solar farm spanning six acres of its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. This is the first dual voltage solar farm in the United States with the ability to operate at both 1000VDC and 600VDC, providing an opportunity for more efficient solar farm operation and enabling Schneider Electric to further its research and testing of renewable energy. Schneider Electric’s Smyrna solar farm is the third in the state of Tennessee at 1MW and will generate approximately 1.3 million kWh of electricity annually, 25 percent of the facility’s total use.