National Semiconductor & SunEdison Conduct SolarMagic Field Trials

National Semiconductor Corp. and SunEdison LLC, announced that they are conducting field trials in California using National Semiconductor’s SolarMagic power optimizers.

According to National Semiconductor, SolarMagic power optimizers enable individual solar panels to maximize energy-produced independent of performance of other panels in an array. Individual panels can often under-perform due to shade, debris, panel mismatch or aging.e

SunEdison delivers solar energy services to utilities, commercial and government entities and its customers pay only for the energy produced by its solar power plants. In March of 2008, the company surpassed 100 GWh of delivered energy, marking a new milestone for solar energy services in the North American marketplace, said the company.

“We believe our SolarMagic power optimizer will further strengthen the SunEdison service architecture,” said Brian Halla, National Semiconductor’s chairman and CEO.

For more on SolarMagic technology, check out RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s REInsider, “Shade Happens,” by Ralf J. Muenster of National Semiconductor.

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