|By Business Wire||
|September 7, 2012 08:03 AM EDT||
Eltek, the world leader in high-efficiency power systems, today announced its THEIA HE-t solar inverter has won the prestigious “red dot award: product design 2012” as one of the best-designed industrial products of 2012.
The red dot awards have gained world renown for identifying world-class product and industrial designs. More than 4,515 designs were submitted to the renowned competition from companies worldwide. Past red dot award: product design winners include the BMW 5 Series and the MacBook Air. The THEIA HE-t won its award in the industry and crafts category, one of 17 product design award categories.
“The industrial design of the THEIA HE-t is a significant competitive advantage for Eltek because it contributes to the functionality and ease-of-use of the product,” said David Leal, Eltek Vice President of Sales for The Americas. “The world-class, high-efficiency inverter technology inside THEIA is made clear on the data sheet, but the excellence of the design is more subjective, thus we are very excited to have it be acknowledged as world class by the red dot organization.”
Red dot awards are offered in three categories: the “red dot award: product design,” the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept.” Product design award winners must demonstrate excellence in multiple areas including usability, quality and innovation.
The red dot awards are coordinated by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen based in Essen, Germany. The red dot award has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding product and industrial design.
THEIA HE-t solar inverters convert power from photovoltaic panels into AC power that can be fed into the electricity grid. The THEIA HE-t range defines a new level of efficiency, flexibility and user friendliness for isolated PV string inverters. THEIA HE-t represents industry-best efficiency for isolated string inverters and is suitable for all PV cell technologies.
For further information on the red dot design award, go to: www.red-dot.de/press
Eltek is a technology leader in high-efficiency (HE) power solutions for telecom and industrial applications. The company also has a growing business in renewable and alternative energy markets, such as photovoltaic grid inverters and chargers for electric vehicles. With U.S. headquarters in Richardson, TX, the company’s global operations employ approximately 2,400 people, offices in 40 countries and sales in more than 100 countries. More information is at http://www.eltek.com.