PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) today announced a strategic agreement with North State Solar Energy, a Northern California-based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. The agreement names North State Solar Energy an Enphase exclusive 2014 American Pride Partner for installation of Enphase’s new American Pride Microinverters in commercial and residential solar installations within key counties throughout Northern and Central California.
“We are proud to support North State Solar Energy in their distinct approach to solar in agricultural counties in California, where they place the utmost value on American businesses,” said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. “As an American solar success story ourselves, Enphase commends North State for its commitment to local economies and community job preservation.”
North State Solar Energy has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects with a focus on using quality American-made or American-assembled solar products. The company recently completed a 535kW commercial project boasting the largest number of Enphase fourth-generation M250 Microinverters installed in a single site located at Artois Feed in Artois, Calif. In 2013, a 902kW commercial array utilizing the Enphase® System and SolarWorld solar modules at Strain Ranch Rice Plant in Arbuckle, Calif., was commissioned, highlighting the natural synergy between domestic agricultural and solar production. Future North State Solar Energy projects will include Enphase American Pride Microinverters.
“At North State Solar Energy, we set an example for the solar industry by proving everyday that there is strong market demand for American-made solar,” said Mike Houar, president of North State Solar Energy. “Our regional customers seek quality in the solar products they invest in. Enphase quality is why we sell and install microinverters on all our grid-connected projects.”
Enphase Energy, headquartered in Northern California, conducts all of its product design, testing verification and production process development in-house and currently employs over 350 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company closely partners with contract manufacturer Flextronics, a global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, to produce the world’s most advanced microinverter system technology for global markets. In keeping with the goals of the American Pride Partner agreement, Enphase Microinverters to be used by North State Solar Energy will be assembled in Milpitas, Calif., by Flextronics.
About North State Solar Energy
North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a business model focused on delivering long-term quality and value, North State Solar Energy recommends US made solar and accessory components with high performance and unmatched warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a commitment to providing an unparalleled level of customer service. Visit www.northstatesolarenergy.com for more information.
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter 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. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com
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