January 28, 2004 [Solaraccess.com] Santa Barbara, California-based Fronius USA Solar Electronics Division has received Underwriter Laboratory (UL) Listing for their Fronius IG 3000, IG 2000 and IG 2500-LV grid-tied inverters. According to the company, at 26 pounds, the Fronius IG inverters are less than half the weight of competing inverters. Fronius USA reports that the built-in DC and AC disconnects eliminate the need for external breakers in many cases, reducing total system costs. Fronius IG inverters come standard with an integrated LCD where the installer can view and record over 20 parameters pertaining to inverter and system operation. Optional remote data communications and data logging features can be added via Plug-n-Play cards to transform IG inverters into a sophisticated data acquisition system and weather station. Fronius USA has also begun its installer and dealer training at its Santa Barbara office.