SolarBridge Technologies, provider of integrated microinverters for certified AC solar modules, announces its U.S. ACPV Revolution Roadshow. The company says this first-of-its-kind industry event will offer free NABCEP-accredited ACPV technology training, a close-up view of AC solar module installation procedures and a hands-on experience for installers implementing the fast-growing rooftop solar solution.
The SolarBridge ACPV Revolution Roadshow kicks off November 1, 2012 in SolarBridge’s hometown of Austin, Texas, with stops across the U.S. through March. New AC solar modules from SolarBridge strategic partners will be featured in the training including: BenQ Solar, NESL, Talesun Solar, Eoplly and AMD. The event will give local solar installers in some of the fastest growing U.S. solar markets an opportunity to see the latest AC solar modules, interact with new software monitoring tools and compete in an installation “bake-off” for prizes at each tour stop. The NABCEP training will be provided in partnership with Ontility, a leading provider of solar training and education.
“The launch of our national roadshow is the next step in the mainstream adoption of ACPV,” said Ron Van Dell, president and CEO, SolarBridge Technologies. “Our partners look to us as the premier brand in microinverters and offer differentiated AC module solutions because they trust our technology, our highly reliable design, as well as our testing and certification standards.”
As AC solar modules powered by SolarBridge Pantheon™ microinverters become widely available in the marketplace, it is important for contractors, installers and electricians to understand how the process differs from traditional PV installations. With factory-integrated microinverters, AC modules reduce installation time up to 50 percent over detached microinverters and produce grid-compatible power with no separate inverter or DC components to install. AC modules are the simplest, most flexible and lowest, long-term cost solution for rooftop PV installations. Backed by a full, 25-year warranty, the SolarBridge AC Solar Module System eliminates the need for costly string inverter replacements and significantly reduces ongoing maintenance costs.
“This is an entirely new installation paradigm that makes solar installation easier than ever before,” Van Dell added. “That in itself will help grow the workforce for solar installations and provide an important boost for solar in the U.S.”
The Installation Bake-Off will be held at each roadshow tour stop and will allow installers to compete in a timed, AC solar module system installation of SolarBridge versus other technologies.
To register for the SolarBridge ACPV Revolution Roadshow, visit http://solarbridgetech.com/roadshow.
The tour will stop in these cities as it travels across the continental U.S. and Hawaii:
11/1 Austin, TX
11/7 Boston, MA
11/8 Long Island, NY
11/9 Teterboro, NJ
11/13 Raleigh, NC
1/22 Honolulu, HI
1/31 Albuquerque, NM
2/5 Phoenix, AZ
2/7 Los Angeles, CA
2/12 San Francisco, CA
2/14 San Diego, CA
2/19 Denver, CO
2/21 Dallas, TX
2/26 New Orleans, LA
3/5 St. Louis, MO
3/12 Chicago, IL