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Photo Release -- Exchange Testing Program Strengthens Cooperation Between Power-One and Phono Solar

Exchange Testing Program

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy, energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions and Phono Solar, a global renewable energy solutions manufacturer, today announced the beginning of an Exchange Testing Program.

Mr. Jibo Cai Chairman of Phono Solar and Mr. Alex Levran President of Power-One's Renewable Energy Solutions at Phono Solar's "Discovery 2013" annual meeting.


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The program was finalized at Phono Solar's "Discovery 2013" annual meeting earlier this year, and will involve both parties exchanging products for review and inspection in their respective testing facilities. Last November, Power-One signed a 'Global Strategic Cooperation Agreement' with Phono Solar for the development of new photovoltaic (PV) systems worldwide using Power-One inverters and monitoring systems exclusively. The agreement ensures cooperation between the two brands in their product lines, sales and marketing channels, research and development capabilities and project resources.

Power-One will exchange three types of inverters in the program and Phono Solar will exchange its 5kW PV modules. The two parties will test each other's products in their own indoor labs and outdoor testing facilities. The program is expected to help improve product reliability, compatibility and performance.

Mr. Alex Levran, President of Power-One's Renewable Energy Solutions Division, said: "This program is designed to ensure our products work together to optimize their compatibility, quality and performance. Having established our strategic alliance last year, this exchange testing program is the next step in the evolution of our partnership to ensure we provide our customers with the best performing products in the industry."

Mr. Jibo Cai, Chairman of Phono Solar, said: "This new program is an evolution of our agreement with Power-One, demonstrating our mutual trust and desire to work together. Our package solution, including Phono Solar modules and Power-One inverters, has been welcomed by our customers. We are confident of the future of this cooperation and through the Exchange Testing Program we expect to continue ensuring our commitment to the market as a key component supplier."

About Power-One

Power-One is a leading provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions and is the world's second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters. Its renewable energy products enable the industry's highest yielding conversion of power from solar arrays for use by utilities, commercial enterprises and homes. Power-One has a 40 year history as the leader in high efficiency and high density power supply products for a variety of industries including Renewable Energy, Data Storage & Networking, Industrial and Network Power Systems. The company is headquartered in Camarillo, CA and has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Power-One is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PWER. For more information, please visit www.Power-One.com.

About Phono Solar

Phono Solar Inc. is a global renewable energy solutions manufacturer. Phono Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar and wind products for both on and off-grid use. With operations in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Phono Solar provides its partners with high-quality, competitively priced PV modules that are among the industry leaders in terms of efficiency and warranty. www.phonosolar.com

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CONTACT: Power-One Contacts: For Press Inquiries, please contact Chris Lawson, Global Director, Marketing Communications Tel.: +1 480 643 1758 Email: Chris.Lawson@power-one.com For Investor Relations, please contact Larry Clark - Investor Relations for Power-One Tel.: +1 310 478 2700 ext. 29 Email: Investor.Relations@Power-One.com Phono Solar Contacts: For Press Inquiries, please contact: Matthew Herring Open2Europe m.herring@open2europe.com +33 1 550 21515 Christina Green Open2Europe c.green@open2europe.com +33 1 550 21467

Source:Power-One, Inc.