PV Powered Expands MW-Scale Application Engineering Capabilities, Adds Industry Veteran

PV Powered, Inc., adds Marc Johnson to the position of Senior Applications Engineer. Mr. Johnson has been in the solar power industry since 2001 developing extensive experience in all aspects of solar system design and optimization.

Bend, ORE. - September 15, 2009 - PV Powered, Inc., industry leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability announces the addition of Marc Johnson to the position of Senior Applications Engineer. Mr. Johnson has been in the solar power industry since 2001 developing extensive experience in all aspects of solar system design and optimization.


Most recently, he was senior photovoltaic engineer for Cupertino Electric, Inc., one of the largest and most respected electrical contractors in the country. Prior to Cupertino Electric, Mr. Johnson was Senior Electrical Design Engineer at large-scale commercial solar pioneer PowerLight Corporation.

At Cupertino Electric, Marc was the principal PV design engineer for the Energy Alternatives group and oversaw all aspects of complete photovoltaic system and electrical design for large commercial solar power systems. In this capacity Mr. Johnson also developed cost saving construction methods, and managed the creation and submittal of complete project packages,including the integration of structural engineering solutions into the design package.

Mr. Johnson will be a critical resource for PV Powered customers in their efforts to develop largescale PV systems in the most economical way while maintaining compliance with applicable codes and standards. His exceptionally deep experience in all aspects of PV system design is a rare and valuable asset that will be available to customers to ensure their systems maximize energy production and reduce lifetime costs over a long and reliable service life.

"Marc is an experienced and highly respected engineer and system designer with a track record of successful multi-MW systems," said Erick Petersen, VP of Sales & Marketing for PV Powered. "We look forward to sharing Marc's extensive real-world experience and insights with our customers."

About PV Powered
Founded in 2003 and based in Bend, Oregon, PV Powered is a privately funded company that designs, manufactures and markets the solar industry's most efficient and reliable photovoltaic solar inverter solutions. With thousands of its products in use nationwide, PV Powered is the largest inverter manufacturer in the U.S. and brings together one of the most experienced design teams in solar power electronics.

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