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New Range Of Inverters For Pv Market Launched By Gefran

Press Release
14 Sep 2011

Gefran will be attending the Greening Government Conference on 12th October 2011 (Stand 24) to offer the renewable energy market its line of RADIUS inverters designed for the photovoltaic sector. Our aim is to raise awareness of the different technologies available to make potential projects more energy and cost effective.

With the RADIUS inverter family, GEFRAN commits its technological know-how to future challenges, applying over 45 years of experience in the electrical drive and energy management segments.

Who are Gefran?
Gefran are based in Italy, where it has three engineering and production facilities. The Group has about 800 employees. It is directly present in 12 countries with 7 production plants and a global sales network with more than 70 authorised dealers around the world. Forty years of experience, an extensive know-how, a structure precisely geared to our customers' requirements and continued investment in R&D, make Gefran a leader in the field of components for automation and industrial process control systems. By working in partnership with qualified Research Centres and Universities and continuously investing in R&D, the Gefran Group is at the forefront of technology, developing products that anticipate customers' needs.

Developing PV Inverters
The Gefran Drive & Motion Control Unit, based in Gerenzano (Varese, Italy), designs, develops and manufactures electric drives and power regeneration systems used to control motors and application systems in the main industrial sectors, including: plastics, civil lift engineering, water treatment and ventilation, as well as control architectures for renewable energy systems. The RADIUS, a complete range of PV inverters, is the fruit of this expertise

The Radius Range
RADIUS offers inverters with range from 10kW to 330kW for Industrial applications as well as a Home line with range from 1.5kW to 5kW for residential use.
Made in Italy technology, voltage extended up to 1000 VDC, maximum efficiency up to 98.5% and full power up to room temperature of 50°C are just some of the defining characteristics of the RADIUS solution.

The “RADIUS System” container line offers standard turnkey system solutions for photovoltaic arrays from 500kW to 1.3MW. Its main advantages include low-cost operation thanks to: an AC circuit breaker, integrated DC fuse input, no need for air conditioning up to 50°C, and plug & play guaranteed by standard settings for network connection and by accessibility of system components.

Why choose Gefran?
The GEFRAN range is completed by a series of equally innovative services, such as design consulting for systems of all sizes, UK based engineers who are available to service and maintain systems and advanced data loggers to report on the efficiency of the system in real time.


  • Robust design and latest-generation power components
  • Certified long-term reliability
  • EMC class B


  • Above average efficiency
  • Transformerless versions for enhanced efficiency
  • Can be operated at the full power rating, without derating, up to ambient temperatures of 50 degrees centigrade or 60 degrees for the Home version

Ease of use

  • Completely automatic
  • Simple control and monitoring
  • Intuitive LCD screen provides a rapid, user-friendly operator interface

Data exchange and monitoring

  • Remote plant monitoring on a PC using the "Radius Log" system (optional) to acquire and analyse data
  • Web portal for displaying details of performance and availability of reports
  • Alarms and faults notified by e-mail, SMS and fax to optimise remote technical service

Compact structure

  • Extremely compact, smaller than other inverters available on the market
  • Access to all components from the front to facilitate maintenance and servicing

It can therefore be seen that Gefran’s range of inverters feature cutting-edge power components and advanced system controls that deliver superior performance with rapid returns on investments.

A truly innovative package of specific solutions and products, giving installers maximum operating flexibility and the guarantee of technological competitiveness. Our products carry European and International Certifications, bearing the mark of total quality.


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