Enphase Energy Signs Supply Agreement with PetersenDean
By Business Wire News
PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, has formed a partnership with Enphase Energy®, a leading supplier of energy management and solar microinverter systems, that will include products assembled in America. Under the agreement, Enphase will supply microinverters assembled in its contract manufacturer’s Milpitas, California location for deployment in PetersenDean residential and commercial installations.
The partnership is a key element of Solar4America, PetersenDean’s initiative to support American jobs, manufacturing and energy independence by sourcing all system components from domestic producers. Along with SolarWorld panels, each PetersenDean solar system includes inverters and racking that complies with the Buy American provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and installed by the company’s U.S. workforce.
“We made a decision at PetersenDean to only source products made or assembled in North America,” said Jim Petersen, founder of PetersenDean. “As a result, we are supporting the American economy, supporting the American worker and reinvesting those dollars back in America. It’s that simple. I want to make sure that our products stand the test of time and that our customers are happy. That’s why we choose to go American. It is time to take matters into our own hands. Once Enphase opened an assembly line here, we made the decision to source supplies through them so we can continue to deliver products made or assembled here to our customers.”
“PetersenDean’s partnership with Enphase brings together two leaders in the fast-growing U.S. residential and commercial solar markets who share a strong commitment to American technology, domestic job creation and the emerging clean energy economy,” said Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase. “We look forward to continued work with PetersenDean to optimize exciting opportunities for U.S. economic growth.”
PetersenDean and Enphase serve as compelling examples of the solar industry’s ability to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. With industry analysts expecting U.S. residential solar installation to increase by about 50 percent in 2014, PetersenDean recently announced plans to expand its business into five new state markets and hire 4,000 additional workers. With the expansion, the company expects to install more than 200,000 roofs and solar systems in 2014, doubling its mark in 2013.
“This year, we will have put over 1,000 American workers back to work, and all of our partners supplying Recovery Act Buy American-compliant products are planning expansions over the next few years. Solar4America has also hired over 300 American workers, with plans to hire thousands more over the next three years,” said Erin Clark, president of PetersenDean Roofing & Solar.
Enphase Energy: Enphase Energy delivers energy management technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Their semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a system-based high-technology approach to solar energy generation. For more information, visit www.enphase.com. Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.
About PetersenDean Roofing & Solar: Founded in 1984 by Jim Petersen, PetersenDean is the largest, full-service, privately held roofing and solar company in the United States. Specializing in new residential and commercial construction, PetersenDean works with some of the nation’s largest builders and developers. With more than a million roofs under its belt, the Fremont, Calif.-based company employs 3,000 and operates in five states: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Please visit http://www.petersendean.com for more details.
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