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Enphase Energy Signs Supply Agreement with PetersenDean

Partnership to play key role in Solar4America initiative for residential and commercial installations.


PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, has formed a partnership with Enphase Energy®, a leading supplier of energy management and solar microinverter systems. Terms of the agreement call for Enphase to supply microinverters assembled in its contract manufacturer’s Milpitas, California, location for deployment in PetersenDean residential and commercial installations.
The partnership is a key element of Solar4America, PetersenDean’s initiative to support American jobs, manufacturing and energy independence by sourcing all system components from domestic producers. Along with SolarWorld panels, each PetersenDean solar system includes inverters and racking that comply with the Buy American provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and are installed by the company’s US workforce.
“We made a decision at PetersenDean to only source products made or assembled in North America,” said Jim Petersen, founder of PetersenDean. “As a result, we are supporting the American economy, supporting the American worker and reinvesting those dollars back in America. It's that simple."

Paul Nahi, president and CEO of Enphase, said: "PetersenDean’s partnership with Enphase brings together two leaders in the fast-growing US. residential and commercial solar markets who share a strong commitment to American technology, domestic job creation and the emerging clean energy economy. We look forward to continuing to work with PetersenDean to optimize exciting opportunities for US economic growth."

PetersenDean and Enphase serve as compelling examples of the solar industry’s ability to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. With industry analysts expecting U.S. residential solar installation to increase by about 50 per cent in 2014, PetersenDean recently announced plans to expand its business into five new state markets and hire 4,000 additional workers. With the expansion, the company expects to install more than 200,000 roofs and solar systems in 2014 -- double the amount installed in 2013.
“This year, we will have put over 1,000 American workers back to work, and all of our partners supplying Recovery Act Buy American-compliant products are planning expansions over the next few years," said Erin Clark, president of PetersenDean Roofing & Solar. "Solar4America has also hired more than 300 American workers, with plans to hire thousands more over the next three years." 


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