SolarBridge Heads to Los Angeles to Train Solar Workforce for City's Fast-Growing Solar Market

AUSTIN, Texas (February 6, 2013) –SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), a leading provider of integrated microinverters for TrueACTM solar modules, is bringing its nationwide ACPV Revolution Roadshow and Training to Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 8. The training, co-sponsored by Mage Solar and Ontility Solar Training, is being held to educate LA's rapidly growing solar workforce.


Los Angeles is primed for huge solar growth over the coming years now that the Department of Water and Power has expanded it solar program tenfold with a 100-megawatt Feed in Tariff program. The program will help dramatically increase the installation of all kinds of solar energy in LA, from small arrays on homes to large utility-scale projects.

"The U.S. rooftop solar market will continue to grow rapidly, and as it does we want to make sure the solar workforce is prepared," said Craig Lawrence, VP of Marketing, SolarBridge Technologies. "As we travel the country on our roadshow, we've been very gratified by the response of installers and integrators who clearly see the need for simple, reliable solutions that can help them accelerate their businesses."

AC modules dramatically cut installation time and system cost. Systems using AC modules can be installed up to 50 percent faster than detached microinverter systems and produce up to 25 percent more power than string inverters with dramatically improved design flexibility. Through the ACPV Revolution Roadshow, SolarBridge is providing free technology training for solar installers on TrueAC modules, which are designed, tested and certified as a single assembly by SolarBridge and its module manufacturing partners.

At this training, experienced and aspiring installers will have the opportunity to gain hands-on training installing TrueAC modules powered by SolarBridge microinverters. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the latest software monitoring tools and compete for prizes in an installation showdown. All participants will receive four continuing education credits from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the leading solar workforce certification agency. The NABCEP training is presented in partnership with Ontility, a leader in solar training and education, and MAGE Solar, a leading module manufacturer and provider of the Mage Powertec Plus 240 PL US AC Module powered by SolarBridge Pantheon II microinverters.

The SolarBridge ACPV Revolution Roadshow has been traveling the U.S. since November, with stops in some of the fastest growing U.S. solar markets. The ACPV Revolution Roadshow will make its LA area stop at the Embassy Suites Glendale at 800 North Central Avenue in Glendale. For a complete list of tour stops and to register for the training, visit http://solarbridgetech.com/roadshow.

About SolarBridge Technologies
SolarBridge Technologies, a leader in integrated microinverter technologies for the solar industry, is accelerating the adoption of solar energy in residential and commercial applications. The SolarBridge AC Module System – featuring the SolarBridge Pantheon II microinverter, Power Manager and Power Portal – dramatically increases the efficiency and reliability of PV systems, while reducing the cost of solar energy. The SolarBridge microinverter matches the lifetime of solar modules, enabling module manufacturers to provide a 25-year warranty on AC modules. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.solarbridgetech.com.

Press Contact: Nancy Edwards | 512-583-5315 | n.edwards@solarbridgetech.com

Featured Product

Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Easy monitoring with weather sensors from Lufft

Professional weather sensors form the heart of large solar plants supporting their operation and performance. Lufft was the first manufacturer to combine several sensors in one housing, bringing the largest multiparameter weather sensor family with 19 members into being. Many of them are well-suited for solar site assessment and continuous monitoring. The most commonly used one is the WS600 delivering data on temperature, air pressure, wind, relative humidity and precipitation. Through its open protocol, it can easily be attached to radiation sensors e.g. from Kipp&Zonen. Other models have an integrated Silicon, Second Class or Secondary Standard radiation sensor.