Program certifies PV installers to complete board-level replacements in the field

Portage, IN (September 18, 2013) – Fronius USA will host four Fronius Service Program training sessions at locations across the United States during October and November. Launched in March 2013, the Fronius Service Program helps photovoltaic (PV) system installers maximize customer energy yields by certifying them to complete board-level replacements in the field, reducing system downtime to minutes instead of days. Fronius Service Program training sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9: Boston, MA
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
207 Porter St
Boston, MA 02128
Inverters covered: Fronius IG and Fronius IG Plus

Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24: Portage, IN
Fronius USA Headquarters
6797 Fronius Drive
Portage, IN 46368
Inverters covered: Fronius IG, Fronius IG Plus and Fronius CL

Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6: Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown
4000 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Inverters covered: Fronius IG and Fronius IG Plus

Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20: San Diego, CA
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
Inverters covered: Fronius IG and Fronius IG Plus

To register for an upcoming Fronius Service Program training session or view all remaining 2013 sessions, visit Fronius USA's website, or contact Fronius USA at 219-734-5666 or

Each Fronius Service Program training session allows installers to earn eight North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) credit hours. When participants pass the program's evaluation test, they will be certified to complete board-level replacements at a customer site, which is more efficient than board-level replacements for other inverter systems that require complete removal. That increases PV system downtime, reduces energy yield and negatively impacts the system's return on investment.

"Fast, accurate servicing significantly decreases system down-time, which Fronius USA feels is foundational to the success of any PV system installer," said Thomas Enzendorfer, Director of Sales and Marketing. "The hands-on, in-depth factory training our experts provide during the Fronius Service Program equip installers with the information and skills necessary to be successful. We're thrilled to add the Fronius Service Program to our current roster of world class support and customer service."

About Fronius USA Solar Electronics Division

Fronius USA, LLC is the North American sales, support and distribution center for Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Wels, Austria. Specializing in energy conversion technologies, with separate divisions for Solar Electronics, Welding Technology and Battery Charging Systems, Fronius International GmbH has more than 65 years of experience and employs more than 3,000 people globally. For more information, visit

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