UMA Solar Forms New Partnership and Distribution Center in the Midwest

UMA Solar is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with John Ervin and a new distribution point in Hermann, Mo.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (March 17, 2011) - UMA Solar, manufacturer and distributor of the industry's highest-performing solar thermal products for residential and commercial applications nationwide, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with John Ervin and a new distribution point in Hermann, Mo.


"Having a resident renewable energy expert centrally located in the Midwest will increase UMA Solar's presence in an expanding market," said Bob Zrallack, UMA Solar COO. "This will allow us to better serve our existing customers while reaching out to new ones."

Ervin is a veteran in the renewable energy field with more than 10 years experience installing solar systems in Arizona, Mexico and Missouri. He is also a practiced sales representative, having sold renewable energy equipment globally with a focus on solar water heating, solar pool heating, solar electric and wind power in both residential and commercial systems. He is actively working towards North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification in photovoltaic and solar domestic hot water systems.

As part of the new partnership, a new UMA Solar distribution point will be added to the Midwest region, rounding out the company's current network of distribution centers in northern and southern California, Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania.

"Due to the increase in fuel and energy costs, it seems logical to have equipment available in the Midwest, reducing transportation costs for our customers in addition to reducing fuel use," said Ervin. "As the demand for green energy grows in this country and as we try to reduce our usage of imported fuels, UMA Solar will continue to be a key player in distributing the equipment necessary in the most cost effective and environmentally sustainable method possible."

About UMA Solar:

UMA Solar manufactures and distributes the industry's highest-performing solar products for commercial and residential applications nationwide including: Heliocol, the world's top solar pool heating systems http://www.heliocol.com/ ; Solene Solar Water Heaters http://www.solene.com/ ; and, MyGen, Kyocera photovoltaic (PV) solar electric equipment packages designed specifically for residential grid-tied applications http://www.mygen-solar.com/ . UMA Solar offers its products through its network of over 700 dealers nationwide. Multiple distribution locations are strategically placed throughout the U.S. for convenient and continuous availability. For more information, call UMA Solar at 1-800-79-SOLAR or visit http://www.umasolar.com/ .

For more information please contact: Tod Ellington, Director of Marketing, tellington@umasolar.com

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