Sunny Boy Inverters from SMA America, Inc. Create Usable Power for a Family in Need

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2007—Garrett Yazzie, a 13-year-old Navajo boy living in Pinon, Ariz., used to keep his family warm with a makeshift solar heater he devised, with a little internet help, from a car radiator and several aluminum cans. Thanks to SMA America, Inc. and the crew of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the ingenious solar system recently received an "upgrade."

From a single-wide trailer to a bona fide solar-powered estate, the Yazzie's new home is not only stunning- it also harmonizes with the Navajo principles of honoring Father Sky and Mother Earth by providing a system for sustainable living. Two sets of solar panels capture the sun's energy, and two Sunny Boy 3800U grid-tied inverters from SMA America, Inc. convert the direct current into usable power for the Yazzie family's new dream home.

WHO: SMA AMERICA, INC., the world leader in solar inverter technology

WHAT: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, "Yazzie Solar Home"

WHEN: Aired Oct. 28, 2007 at 8 p.m. /7 p.m. CST

WHERE: ABC Television Networks

WHY: Sunny Boy 3800U grid-tied inverters from SMA America offset the Yazzie family's energy use

About SMA America, Inc.
SMA America, Inc. is a proud part of the worldwide SMA family of companies, with divisions in nine countries on four continents, boasting over 1,300 employees, and continuous double-digit growth. SMA America supports installers and small businesses in the solar industry through marketing and training assistance. Since 2000, SMA America has shown unfaltering commitment to the continued development and implementation of leading-edge products, including some of the most efficient solar inverters available nationwide.

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