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PV Powered Hires New Sales and Support Execs to Fuel and Support Growth

Bend, ORE - 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. The two executives, each with significant experience in managing complex programs in high growth companies, delivering compelling customer value, and demonstrating excellent operational leadership, have been brought on board to help the company manage its fast-growing solar energy business.

Jim Morgenson comes to PV Powered with 23 years of experience at Rockwell Automation, where he most recently lead the company’s Semiconductor & Electronics Industry Initiative to maximize global sales growth, achieving a compound annual growth rate of 20%. His organization managed partner relationships with industry leaders such as Intel, Samsung, Applied Materials, and KLA-Tencor. Mr. Morgenson also has extensive experience in drives/industrial inverters and related technologies, working with channel partners in the residential, commercial and industrial HVAC market. Jim received Rockwell’s Chairman’s Team Award for new product and plant developments focusing on operational excellence and continuous product improvement. Morgenson has a BSME from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dawn Jones knows about world-class customer service from the customer perspective. Most recently, she was the Director of Shared Services and Accounts Payable at Microsoft Corporation, where she was in charge of maintaining all vendor relationships, including procurement of outside marketing resources and contingent staffing for the corporation. Her responsibilities included leading process development efforts, large scale customer support and training and driving new automated purchasing processes to support Microsoft’s fast-growing business. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Concordia University.

“Our company has been growing at 150% per year,” said Gregg Patterson, PV Powered CEO. “Jim and Dawn bring with them a wealth of experience, and a passion for customer service. They each have a proven track record building process and structure to drive operational excellence and deliver outstanding customer satisfaction.”

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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