News Release Large-Scale Solar Integration Webinar to Educate on Trends

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News Release
Connie Smith
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[email protected]
Large-Scale Solar Integration Webinar to Educate on Trends
and Best Practices
Attend free, hour-long webinar, February 21, 2012, and learn from power experts
in the solar industry.
WAUKESHA, WI, February 17, 2012 – Fueled by strong federal and state policies, the U.S.
solar market will have doubled the amount of energy generation in 2011 with close to 1.8
gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) systems have been installed across the country, up from 887
megawatts added in 2010. The integration of AC and DC electrical components, public and
private power generators, and commercial and industrial construction practices in the large
scale solar value chain has been challenging.
Cooper Power Systems, leader in electrical power delivery and reliability solutions for the utility,
commercial, and industrial markets, and Lectrus Corporation, the leading electrical systems
integrator in the U.S., have teamed up to host an hour-long webinar, ―Large Scale Solar Station
Integration: Trends & Best Practices,‖ designed to inform end users, engineers, and customers
about electrical integration practices in the solar market. The webinar, to begin 11:00 a.m. EST,
February 21, 2012, is designed to share trends and best practices resulting from the integration
of critical power distribution components – transformers, inverters, re-combiner boxes,
disconnect switches, conductors and terminations – both in the field and at the factory.
Speakers from Cooper Power Systems and Lectrus Corporation will review key considerations
in selecting suppliers, and will offer tips to write better specifications to improve the
procurement, design, construction, and delivery of prefabricated substation inverter skids and
The webinar will last 45 minutes, with a 15 minute question and answer period to follow.
Register at the Cooper Power Systems website,
Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek, of Burson-Marsteller, at (412) 3946611 or [email protected]
About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems is a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and a global manufacturer
and provider of world-class power delivery apparatus and solutions for the utility, commercial, and
industrial markets. The company maintains a complete portfolio of products and services required to
transform, protect, connect, and build out an electric power system backbone. Smart apparatus – voltage
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regulators, capacitors, reclosers, switchgear, smart sensors, and controls – integrated with enterprise
level software and secure communications enable customers to increase productivity, optimize asset
efficiency, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. Reliability and grid-point solutions include:
Integrated Volt/Var Control (IVVC), feeder, and substation automation systems. End-point solutions
include: Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Demand Response (DR). The company is a leading
provider of engineering optimization and modeling tools. For more information, please visit
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of
$5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on
innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and
meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions
and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; CrouseHinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and
McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely
positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to
improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient
products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to
customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers
outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more
information, visit the website at
About Lectrus Corporation
Lectrus Corporation is the leading electrical systems integrator in the U.S. They engineer, fabricate and
install equipment centers, operator centers, generator enclosures, sub-base fuel tanks and other custom
metal enclosures that protect complex electrical power and control systems. Lectrus works in a wide
variety of business sectors—oil and gas, power, industrial, institutional, just to name a few. The company
maintains operations in Tennessee, Texas and South Dakota with facilities covering more than 50 acres
and employing over 400 people. For more information about Lectrus, visit