Mastervolt BV, a Dutch manufacturer of inverter products, has signed a manufacturing contract with BP Solar to supply a new range of BP Solar branded sine wave inverter/charger combinations.Linthicum, Maryland – May 9, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] This new BP Solar Combi Inverter, available in three models from 2.5 to 5kW nominal power rating, is entirely specified by BP Solar system engineers. According to BP, this has resulted in an extremely rugged product suitable for operation in harsh, humid and tropical conditions. The inverter has been especially designed for off grid energy systems and back up power applications. BP Solar have co-operated with Mastervolt due to the advanced product specification the company can offer combined with an ISO 9001 certified manufacturing capability. All products receive an extended burn-in and ICT test before they leave the factory, ensuring minimal defects once on the market. One of the first applications where the BP Solar Combi Inverter is going to be installed is in the Solar Power Technology Support Project (SPOTS) in the Philippines. This contract between BP Solar and the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform will bring solar power to 400,000 people in 150 isolated villages. BP Solar products will be installed in home lighting, irrigation, potable water and distribution systems and BP Solar will also provide project management and training for 200 community organizations. The BP Solar Combi Inverter is ideal for this project as it reliable, can run for extended periods of time at high temperatures and is more efficient than other inverters on the market in environments with high ambient temperatures and high humidity. The BP Solar Combi range is completed with the BP Solar Combi Remote Panel, an intelligent digital panel that offers battery status diagnostics and system failure indication and the BP Solar Combi Generator Control, useful if a diesel or gasoline generator is fitted in an entire system. These products are available now from BP Solar and through its distribution network.