SUN BANDIT® BECOMES THE FIRST SOLAR ELECTRIC PV WATER HEATING COLLECTOR CERTIFIED BY ICC-SRCC

Sun Bandit® by Next Generation Energy® has reached new heights in setting new standards for solar water heating. Sun Bandit's patented micro-grid technology has defined a new category for solar water heating, influencing new Solar Rating Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) OG-100 and OG-300 standards. The result? The world's first and only OG-100 certification for a PV-based solar thermal water heating collector for Sun Bandit.

LAFAYETTE, CO - July 22, 2015 - Sun Bandit® by Next Generation Energy® has reached new heights in setting new standards for solar water heating. Sun Bandit's patented micro-grid technology has defined a new category for solar water heating, influencing new Solar Rating Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) OG-100 and OG-300 standards. The result? The world's first and only OG-100 certification for a PV-based solar thermal water heating collector for Sun Bandit.


The ICC-SRCC is the only national certification program established solely for solar heating and cooling products, with a purpose of developing and implementing national rating standards and certification programs for solar energy equipment. This milestone certification for Sun Bandit from ICC-SRCC marks a paradigm shift in the way solar energy is captured, stored, and used to heat water more dependably and affordably than ever before.

The OG-100 certified Sun Bandit® solar photovoltaic collector uses PV modules to generate and store energy as hot water in Sun Bandit natural gas and electric water heaters. This certification may provide customers with additional financial incentives when they install a Sun Bandit® system with the OG-100 collectors.

"Achieving this certification represents the thought leadership and innovative technology that will assist our customers in creating market differentiation for their businesses," said Dave Kreutzman, CEO, Next Generation Energy®. "We commend SRCC for recognizing the significance of this visionary and patented Sun Bandit® technology, and for helping us facilitate the widespread adoption of solar."

Sun Bandit is a simple to install, fully integrated, autonomous way to harness the power of the sun to heat water, making on-site solar energy storage a practical, affordable reality for everyone.

Visit ngeus.com or sunbandit.us to learn more.

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Next Generation Energy® is a design, engineering, and procurement firm dedicated to bringing cost-effective and high-performance solutions to market for clients who demand results. With unrivaled industry experience spanning over 30 years, NGE is equipped to tackle even the most challenging projects. Next Generation Energy® is located in Lafayette, CO.

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