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PV Powered Hires New Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Bend, ORE - February 15, 2008

U.S. solar inverter manufacturer, PV Powered, Inc., announces that Christopher Houghton has joined the company in the role of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Chris brings ten years of experience with photovoltaic (PV) systems to this new position, where he will be responsible for the sales and support of the company’s rapidly growing line of residential and commercial solar inverters.

“Chris has spent his entire career contributing to the growth of the solar industry,” said Erick Petersen, VP of Sales and Marketing at PV Powered. “His remarkable experience across all facets of the business including design, manufacturing, installation, support, and distribution will be fully utilized as we rapidly expand our sales and service operations on the east coast.”

Most recently, Chris served as an Engineering/Project Manager for Solar Design Associates of Harvard, MA, where he performed design, engineering, installation, and project management of PV projects of significant size and scope. Prior to that, he held technical and sales management positions with two major PV system distributors where he provided technical assistance to installers and helped them grow their businesses. He began his career at Kyocera Solar, Inc. constructing and testing multicrystalline photovoltaic modules and integrating PV systems including a mobile power center for the Smithsonian Institution and power systems for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Power Systems, from Arizona State University. He is also certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Solar PV Installer.

About PV Powered

Founded in 2003 and based in Bend, Oregon, the privately funded company designs, manufactures and markets the solar industry's most efficient photovoltaic solar inverter solutions. With thousands of its products in use nationwide, PV Powered brings together one of the most experienced design teams in solar power electronics.

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