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PV Powered Launches the Most Efficient Inverter on the Market
Bend, Oregon - 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. Independently tested by UL to the stringent UL 1741 standard, with verified performance by CSA International, PV Powered's CEC weighted efficiency (DC to AC) was measured at 96% for the PVP5200 and 95.5% for the PVP4600.

"A tremendous amount of effort went into developing this inverter, which we expect will become our top seller within a few months" states Bill Taylor, president of PV Powered. "We've leveraged the latest technologies, topologies, and algorithms to develop the most advanced grid-tied inverter on the market today. After all, we are the only company that is completely focused on the grid-connected inverter market!"

The PVP5200 is well positioned for installations that have traditionally required multiple inverters or those used on today's larger homes with higher levels of electricity usage. For California residents, the PVP5200 and PVP4600 will generate an average rebate that is $200 higher than competing inverter models.

All PV Powered inverters are backed by a standard 10-year warranty, twice as long as other inverters in the industry. "When your inverter design does not use any cooling fans and you have approximately 1/3 the number of internal components, you can offer a superior warranty to the consumer," said Bill Taylor, President.

PV Powered markets their products through distributors SunWize Technologies, DC Power Systems, Solar Depot, Conergy, Rexel USA, Turtle and Hughes, and Energy Outfitters. For distributor contact information and to download a specification sheet visit the company's web site at

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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