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Erick Petersen
PV Powered, Inc.
VP Sales & Marketing
Ph: (541) 312-3832
erickpetersen@pvpowered.com


Largest Ground-Mount Solar Installation in Georgia uses PV Powered Commercial Inverters

PV Powered's track record of high reliability was key to inverter selection by ESA Renewables, LLC

June 16, 2010—PV Powered, Inc., an Advanced Energy company, announces that its commercial inverters have been selected for use in the largest ground-mounted photovoltaic solar installation in the state of Georgia. The one-acre 200kW project, on a pecan farm near Arlington, Georgia, will generate over 310,000 kWh’s of clean, affordable, sustainable energy per year, avoiding 223 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, and helping Georgia meet its renewable energy goals. The plant was engineered, constructed and commissioned by ESA Renewables, LLC, a Florida-based alternative energy provider, who is delivering all the energy from the site to Georgia Power under a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA).


“ESA was looking for a reliable inverter with a proven track record in the industry and we found exactly that in products from PV Powered,” said Jeffrey Burkett, president of ESA Renewables, LLC. ”We were impressed by the company’s responsiveness from the development stages throughout commissioning. Another deciding factor was PV Powered’s standard 10-year inverter warranty, which is not common in the industry.”

The Arlington plant is divided into five separate power generating systems, using a total of five PV Powered commercial solar inverters. These systems are designed to lead the industry in uptime, which directly reduces the cost of ownership and maximizes energy harvest. “PV Powered is excited to work with ESA Renewables on this significant solar plant in Georgia where there is great potential for the development of additional large solar projects” said Erick Petersen, vice president of sales and marketing at PV Powered.

PV Powered backs all of its commercial inverters with an industry-leading 10-year nationwide warranty and an optional 20-year warranty, and supports integrated performance monitoring via third-party monitoring partners.

About PV Powered
PV Powered is an innovation leader for grid-tied PV inverters in the residential, commercial and utility markets, setting new industry standards for innovation in reliability and efficiency. Recently acquired by Advanced Energy Industries (Nasdaq: AEIS), the company has pioneered the use of advanced reliability engineering to design inverters with a 20+ year operating life. PV Powered received a Stage 2 award under the Solar Energy Grid Integration System (SEGIS) program by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), using it to lead a team of recognized distributed energy and smart grid partners in developing innovations that increase energy harvest, reduce the cost of PV systems, and remove barriers to high levels of PV grid penetration. For more information on the company, visit www.pvpowered.com.

About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar-power generation. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.

About ESA Renewables, LLC
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 400 solar PV generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. Future plans for large-scale PV farm implementation include plans to construct commercial-scale generation facilities in Florida, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Ontario with the first of these facilities anticipated to be operational as early as 2010. ESA’s scope of services for these projects includes financing, engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning. With headquarters in Castellon, Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit www.esarenewables.com or call 407-536-5346.


Image Caption: One of five PV Powered inverters at Georgia’s largest ground mount solar array.