News & Press Releases


PV Powered Inverters Selected for 525kW Patriot Place Project
December 16, 2009
PV Powered, Inc., the innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability, announces that its commercial solar inverters have been selected for use in a 525kW solar installation at Patriot Place Mall...
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PV Powered Inverters Selected for Large Stimulus-funded HUD Project in Monterey
December 14, 2009
PV Powered, Inc., the innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability, announces that its residential inverters have been selected for use in a large residential project in Monterey, California...
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PV Powered Announces Collaborative Relationships to Advance DC-to-DC Power Optimization Technology
October 22, 2009
PV Powered, Inc., an industry leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability announces a collaborative effort with eIQ Energy, Tigo Energy, and Phobos Energy to...
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PV Powered Announces PowerVault™ The Turnkey DC-to-Medium Voltage Platform for MW-Scale Solar Projects
October 20, 2009
PV Powered, Inc., the industry innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability, today announces PowerVault™...
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PV Powered Expands MW-Scale Application Engineering Capabilities, Adds Industry Veteran
September 15, 2009
PV Powered, Inc., industry leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, installability, and serviceability announces the addition of Marc Johnson...
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PV Powered Announces New Commercial Inverter Targeted at Unique Demands of North American Solar Market
August 6, 2009
Technical innovations deliver 97% CEC efficiency, and full power production at 265VDC and 50°C
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PV Powered Wins Stage 2 SEGIS Award – A Competitive DOE Grant Developed to Enable High Grid Penetration of PV
July 31, 2009
US Department of Energy award recognizes strength of PV Powered-led team and the company’s position as a grid-tied PV inverter innovator
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PV Powered Receives Significant Financial Commitment to Fund Growth and Invest in Future
June 6, 2009
US grid-tied inverter company prepares to expand facilities and launch new commercial inverter
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PV Powered Announces the First UL98 Code-Compliant PV System Disconnect
February 10, 2009
New integrated disconnect, plus an innovative wire raceway design, make the industry’s broadest, most reliable, line of US-made string inverters even easier to install.
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PV Powered Introduces the IntelliString™ Line of Smart Combiner Boxes
January 28, 2009
Simple, accurate and easy-to-use solution makes string-level monitoring practical and affordable.
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PV Powered Selected By US Department of Energy for SEGIS Award
September 29, 2008
PV Powered-led team to receive up to $5M in funding over the three-stage program
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Solar Power Showcased At Democractic National Convention
August 26, 2008
18.2 kilowatt solar installation will help offset power used during four-day event at Pepsi Center in Denver
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PV Powered Simplifies Commercial Solar Performance Monitoring
August 6, 2008
Integrated hardware solutions from Draker, Energy Recommerce, and Fat Spaniel significantly reduce the complexity of configuring and installing monitoring systems.
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Fat Spaniel and PV Powered Offer Integrated Hardware Solution for Advanced Solar Monitoring
July 16, 2008
Commercial Solar Inverters Come "Monitoring-Ready" to Simplify Deployment, Increase Reliability and Reduce Costs
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Barack Obama Visits PV Powered
May 13, 2008
Candidate recognizes solar inverter manufacturer’s leadership while outlining renewable energy proposals.
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PV Powered Announces Shipment of Revolutionary Commercial Solar Inverters
May 12, 2008
PV Powered, the leader in high-reliability solar inverter technology, today announced the first production shipments and in-stock availability of their newest commercial solar inverters.
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PV Powered to receive Oregon Solar Pioneer Award
April 16, 2008
PV Powered, a Bend, Oregon company that specializes in the manufacture of grid-tied solar inverters, will receive the Oregon Solar Pioneer Award during the 3rd Annual Northwest Solar Expo event this week.
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PV Powered Announces New Low Power Solar Inverters for Residential Installations
March 4, 2008
New PVP1100, PVP2000, and PVP3000 offer the widest input voltage range for maximum flexibility with low voltage and BIPV modules.
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PV Powered Unveils a Revolutionary New Design for Commercial Solar Inverters
February 19, 2008
New 75kW and 100kW inverters will lead the industry in reliability, ease of installation, and maintainability.
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PV Powered Hires New Eastern Regional Sales Manager
February 15, 2008
Christopher Houghton brings years of solar experience to leading inverter manufacturer.
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PV Powered Announces Immediate Availability of an Enhanced Version of Their Successful 30kW Commercial Solar Inverter
February 4, 2008
Improvements make industry leading inverter even more flexible, efficient, and easy to install.
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Glenn Harris joins PV Powered as President
January 16, 2008
Recognized solar industry expert to lead company’s rapid expansion.
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PV Powered Hires Dr. Michael Fife to Direct Reliability Programs
November 28, 2007
New Director of Reliability brings mission-critical aerospace electronics experience to the solar industry.
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New Director of Business Development joins PV Powered to Drive Growth in Commercial Market
September 11, 2007
Solar power equipment manufacturer PV Powered, Inc. announces the addition of Terry Sholin to the new position of Director of Business Development.
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PV Powered Hires New Director of Procurement to Support the Company’s Growth
July 2, 2007
Solar power equipment manufacturer PV Powered, Inc. announces the appointment of Yong Park to the position of Director of Procurement.
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PV Powered Introduces New Commercial Solar Power Inverter
July 2, 2007
Field-proven technology delivers industry-leading efficiency and reliability for system owners who demand maximum energy harvest over time.
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PV Powered Hires New VP of Engineering to Lead Customer-focused Product Development
June 6, 2007
Solar power equipment manufacturer PV Powered, Inc. announces the appointment of Dr. Steven G. Hummel to the position of Vice President of Engineering.
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PV Powered Announces Web-based Performance Monitoring for Solar Power Systems
May 30, 2007
The PVM1010 helps installers and owners identify problems that can decrease energy harvest over time..
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Grid-connected Solar Project to be Profitable Without Subsidies
May 30, 2007
World's largest solar-powered residential community under construction...
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PV Powered Teams with Boeing to Maximize the ROI of Solar Energy Systems
May 7, 2007
Boeing team will receive over $13 million funding over next three years as part of the DOE Solar America Initiative program.
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PV Powered Hires New Sales and Support Execs to Fuel and Support Growth
March 26, 2007
PV Powered, Inc. announces the appointment of Jim Morgenson to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales, and Dawn Jones to the new position of Director of Customer Service and Support.
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PV Powered Announces UL Listing of Residential Solar Inverters
March 6, 2007
Entire product line passes rigorous utility interactive testing standard...
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PV Powered Announces New Executive Appointments
March 1, 2007
New management team will guide the company through fast growth...
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PV Powered Introduces Next-Generation StarInverter Product Line
October 15, 2006
New Inverters Developed to Address Consumer Demand for Greater Solar Harvest, Expanded Operating Voltage and Increased Reliability...
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PV Powered Celebrates Earth Day 2006
April 21, 2006
We are PV Powered. We believe in energy conservation, energy conscious building and clean, renewable energy. Although Earth Day comes about only once a year, PV Powered salutes...
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CEC & Photovoltaics...Leading the Way
October 28, 2005
PV Powered is pleased to recognize the successes of the California Energy Commission with their recent efforts in creating inverter test protocol as contained in the most recent Renewable Energy Guidebook.
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PV Powered Announces New Chairman and CEO
October 6, 2005
PV Powered announced today the hiring of Bob Chamberlain as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO).
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PV Powered Launches the Most Efficient Inverter on the Market
September 30, 2005
PV Powered Inc. of Bend, Oregon announced today the commercial release of their latest offerings in the grid-tie solar inverter market, the StarInverter PVP5200 (240 volt) and the StarInverter PVP4600 (208 volt). Both inverters offer the highest efficiency levels available from any inverter in the U.S. market.
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PV Powered Announces Move to New Facility
September 13, 2005
PV Powered Inc. of Bend, Oregon announced today that it has completed its move into a new facility at 150 Scalehouse Loop in Bend, Oregon.
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PV Powered Launches New Product: StarInverter PVP2800-XV
May 2, 2005
The newest member of the PV Powered StarInverter product line has an expanded voltage window, making it ideal for virtually all PV modules including lower voltage panels.
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ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION" Chooses PV Powered For Season Finale Episode.
April, 2005
ABC Television Network selected PV Powered to coordinate the installation of a solar electric system on the Piestewa home for the season finale episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition (EMHE), which airs at 8PM on May 22nd.
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CEC Adopts New Testing Protocol
April, 2005
The California Energy Commission (CEC) revamped the testing requirements for inverters on January 19, 2005. The test called for more than six thousand data points to be collected for each inverter...
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PV Powered Partners with Bay Area Habitat for Humanity
April, 2005
PV Powered of Bend, Oregon has partnered with the San Francisco Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and with San Francisco-based Grid Alternatives to provide solar systems on two San Francisco residences for families in need.
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University of Oregon Students Vote for Solar
January, 2005
Today, students at the University of Oregon will find their campus is a brighter place. In hopes of producing clean, renewable energy and saving money, the U of O student body voted to...
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PV Powered Exceeds Production Goals; Announces New Lower Prices
October, 2004
Bill Taylor, President of US-made inverter manufacturer PV Powered announced today new, lower prices on the company's StarInverter 1800 and 2800 watt utility-interactive ...
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Welcome to Green & Solar Homes Oregon & the 2004 Oregon Tour of Solar Homes
October, 2004
Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski provided the welcome letter for the Green & Solar Homes Oregon & the 2004 Oregon Tour of Solar Homes and makes a special mention of PV Powered.
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PV Powered Rising as Central Oregon Powerhouse
July, 2004
"A home-grown firm headquartered in Bend, Ore., is challenging the dominance of German and Canadian companies in the market for a crucial ingredient of solar photovoltaic installations..."
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PV Powered Gains UL Listing on 1800W and 2800W Utility Interactive Inverters
April 7, 2004
"Oregon based PV Powered announced today that it received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1741 Listing for the StarInverter PVP1800 and PVP2800, 1800 Watt and 2800 Watt utility interactive inverters. These state-of-the-art inverters join the previously released...."
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Oregon-Based Company Launches 1100 Watt Solar Inverter
December, 18 2003
Oregon based PV Powered introduces the StarInverter PVP1100, the only American owned and made utility interactive photovoltaic inverter to be UL listed...
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