SolarBridge to Train Arizona Solar Workforce as Industry Booms

The free training, presented by Ontility Solar Training and co-sponsored by Eoplly Solar, is being held to educate Arizona's rapidly growing solar workforce.

AUSTIN, Texas (February 12, 2013) –SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), a leading provider of integrated microinverters for TrueACTM solar modules, is bringing its nationwide ACPV Revolution Roadshow and Training to Phoenix on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The free training, presented by Ontility Solar Training and co-sponsored by Eoplly Solar, is being held to educate Arizona's rapidly growing solar workforce.


With a goal of getting 15 percent of its energy from solar power by 2020, Arizona is positioned to see the industry grow well beyond its current size of nearly 10,000 employees across 270 companies. Arizona had the second highest number of residential projects in Q3 2012. As equipment prices continue to drop in this sunny state, more and more homeowners will start saving money by going solar. Solar technologies like TrueAC modules – which are simpler, safer and more powerful – will attract even more homeowners to solar and keep the state's solar workforce on a steady path of sustained growth.

"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."

TrueAC modules dramatically cut installation time and system cost. With micrionverters preinstalled on the back of the solar panels, TrueAC modules can be installed up to 50 percent faster than DC modules with detached microinverters 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 Eoplly, a leading module manufacturer and provider of the Eoplly TRUE 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 Phoenix training will be held at Graybar Electric, 3350 W. Earll Drive, from 1 to 6pm and includes a reception for the general public. For a complete list of tour stops and to register for the training, visithttp://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

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