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Chint Power Systems America Partners with Homeless Shelter, Faith Refuge, in Wichita Falls, Texas for 180kW Solar PV Test Array

CPS expands solar inverter field performance testing platform in America

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chint Power Systems America announces an agreement with the non-profit organization, Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc., on behalf of its shelter for women and children, Faith Refuge, in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 24,000 sq. ft. homeless shelter that opened in May 2012 is partially powered by about 650 solar panels. Under the agreement, Chint will provide array services to maximize the site operation and energy harvest leveraging its research and development (R&D) and Service center based in Dallas, Texas. Under the agreement, Chint will use the 180kW array for monitoring, evaluating and testing solar inverters, accessories, data monitoring and field services.

Chint Power Systems America - Solar Inverters for Performance, Cost and Bankability.

Chint Power Systems America opened its R&D center in Dallas, Texas in 2009 to develop string inverters for North America and has since shipped and installed thousands of inverters locally. In layman's terms, inverters are necessary to feed the solar power into the electrical grid system converting it to useable power.

Ensuring that products are continually improved and that they perform over the long term in the field is a critical focus. This arrangement provides a platform for Chint to routinely observe, monitor and tune the inverters in the array. Also, new products can be installed and evaluated in a field environment. This field testing complements thorough lab based testing and agency safety certifications. The partnership between Chint and Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc. for Faith Refuge adds another field testing environment to the portfolio of field test sites already in place in the USA and Asia.

About Chint Power Systems America
CPS America is a leader in advanced PV inverter solutions including residential string, commercial and utility products. Rooted with a culture of innovation driving cost effective high performance, the leadership and development teams have deep experience in telecommunications power systems where reliability, uptime and efficiency are paramount. Chint Power, with 1.5GW inverter capacity, is a division of Chint Group, a $5B global firm with business units focused on power electronics, industrial automation, power transmission and distribution and solar panels.

About Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc.
The organization operates two homeless shelters in North Texas, Faith Refuge and Faith Mission. Faith Refuge shelters women and children experiencing homelessness. It offers a free Career Academy that is open to the public to prepare women for the workforce. Both shelters offer a residential "New Beginnings" Program for persons desiring to overcome addictive behaviors in a Christ-focused atmosphere.

Faith Mission shelters men and families and serves meals and provides clothing to the poor in the community. Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc. serves the homeless through ministries of charity — regardless of any individual's race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.

Steve Sparks, Executive Director
Wichita Falls Faith Mission Inc.

Contact: Ed Heacox, GM Americas Sales & Marketing
CPS America 855-584-7168

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