Silicon Energy's Made-in-Washington Inverters Qualify for Washington Solar Production Incentive

Silicon Energy, a manufacturer of world-class solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the North American market, today announced that its new SiE3840 and SiE5300 Solar Inverters received the Washington State Department of Revenue's "Made in Washington" approval.

Seattle – March 14, 2012 – Silicon Energy, a manufacturer of world-class solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the North American market, today announced that its new SiE3840 and SiE5300 Solar Inverters received the Washington State Department of Revenue's "Made in Washington" approval. Washington's Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program includes a production incentive allowing solar photovoltaic system owners to achieve up to $0.54 kWh of residential or commercial energy production, or $1.08 kWh of community solar project energy production.


No other battery-less, grid-tie inverter manufacturer in Washington has qualified for this status. Silicon Energy's inverters also received a UL1741 listing from ETL, ensuring the inverters passed safety and power generation standards.

Silicon Energy's inverters offer the highest efficiency in their class with a 96% CEC efficiency rating. The SiE3840 and SiE5300 Solar Inverters have proven field experience, are backed by a 10-year warranty, and are lightweight, allowing for easier installation.

"Achieving Made in Washington' status from the Department of Revenue is a proud moment for Silicon Energy, a company that was founded in Washington State in 2007," said Gary Shaver, the president of Silicon Energy. "Our inverters allow consumers in Washington and nationwide to choose an efficient and reliable product to convert the sun's power into energy, saving them money and enabling them to contribute to a sustainable future."

Silicon Energy's Washington-made inverters are currently available through select Silicon Energy solar contractor partners. For more information, please contact Silicon Energy at silicon-energy.com.


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About Silicon Energy

Founded in 2007, Silicon Energy delivers the highest quality and most durable photovoltaic (PV) modules on the market today, backed by one of the best warranties in the world. Located in Washington and Minnesota, Silicon Energy's sustainable approach to doing business offers customers a world-class, locally manufactured and environmentally-friendly solar PV product. The company's philosophy of supporting the local and US economy and its commitment to creating long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing PV allows customers to be confident that while they are reducing their carbon footprint they are also contributing to their local economy. Silicon Energy PV Systems are available through select partners for home, commercial, government, and utility installations. For more information about Silicon Energy, please visit www.silicon-energy.com or call (360) 618-6500

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