Outback Power Rolls out Energy Express Roadshow for Solar, Electrical Professionals

Renewable energy leader puts new technology on tour for distributors, installers, home and business owners

ARLINGTON, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in off-grid and Grid/Hybrid renewable energy products and systems, today announced an ambitious two-month roadshow, touring more than 20 cities to deliver the latest in renewable energy technology and training to solar and electrical installers and distributors, providing more opportunities to meet growing energy market needs. Called the Energy Express, the mobile platform brings leading-edge solutions to major cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas, as well as remote and rural areas that uniquely benefit from using renewable sources for independence and self-sufficiency. OutBack Power experts in renewable energy storage installations will deliver training for both residential and commercial applications, to address skills and needs stemming from changing regulatory policies and energy scenarios.


According to the U.S. Energy Administration's recent "Energy Review," the key to building a clean energy future is making flexible storage options available. OutBack Power's Energy Express roadshow will bring energy storage-based system technology directly to distributors and installers, as well as the latest in commercial solar technology for cost-effective business installations. Each roadshow stop will give participants the opportunity to learn how to plan and assemble the typical residential and small commercial balance-of-system components that are the core of a successful solar installation, in a controlled environment.

"Solar is a young industry growing so fast, it's especially dependent on next-generation technologies to meet changing needs and economic conditions," said Brandon Provalenko, senior director of commercial for OutBack Power. "We wanted to expand the reach and accelerate the spread of vital new developments that can make solar professionals even more successful and their services more relevant to homes and businesses across the country. What better way to do that than to deliver it right to their doorsteps? We're looking forward to our Energy Express playing a role in ‘paying solar forward' for the industry."

On tour, OutBack Power's PV/solar energy system experts will cover topics such as important design differences between off-grid and grid-hybrid systems, component selection and system sizing, and tailored solutions for both residential and commercial/small business PV/solar users. Highlights include:

SystemEdge: A pre-tested, wired and configured package complete with energy storage, OutBack Power's SystemEdge gives installers quality and craftsmanship in a product that can be ordered as one part number and installed in less than half the time it would normally take.
ProHarvest: OutBack Power will also demonstrate ProHarvest rugged solar inverters for 3-phase commercial installations. Designed for maximum reliability, the ProHarvest family features a completely sealed enclosure, automotive-grade materials and the absence of electrolytic capacitors to ensure maximum performance, even in the harshest of installation environments. Most important, this unique system saves time and money, with "snap together" architecture and a compact rooftop-mounted design, making it possible for electricians and solar installers to more easily and quickly achieve success in commercial solar installations.
Upcoming dates and locations
To learn more about OutBack Power's Energy Express tour and find locations, contact OutBack Power at (360) 435-6030 or check out the tour stops at www.outbackpower.com/energyexpress.

Locations (subject to change):
February 17
Seattle, WA and Portland, OR

February 20-24
Northern California

February 27-March 3
California Bay Area

March 6-10
Southern California

March 13-17
Arizona and Texas

March 20-24
Texas (NABCEP Conference in Dallas)

March 27-31
Northern Arizona and Southern California

April 3-7
Southern California

April 10-14
Bay Area and Northern California

April 17 and beyond: New dates and locations to come

About OutBack Power Technologies
OutBack Power Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, back-up power and mobile applications. Founded in 2001 with an emphasis on product performance and innovation, OutBack is now a brand leader in the renewables industry, backed by the resources of the 40-year-old Alpha Group. OutBack is established as the first choice of professionals designing systems for harsh environmental conditions and applications where reliability is paramount. Whether the application is village micro-grids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in Southern California, OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced power conversion electronics. OutBack products and systems are sold through a network of distributors serving advanced solar installers around the globe. Famous for its legendary power electronics, OutBack is also a leader in the rapidly growing field of energy storage for PV systems. For more information, please visit www.outbackpower.com.

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