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Press Release: Mar. 4, 2010

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Erick Petersen  

PV Powered Inverters Selected by Aircraft Parts Supplier for East and West Coast Warehouses

Ease of installation, low cost per Watt are key decision factors.

Bend, ORE.—PV Powered, Inc., the innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, and serviceability, announces that its commercial inverters have been installed in both the Corona, Calif. and Peachtree City, Georgia warehouses of the Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., one of the country’s premier suppliers of private aircraft parts and pilot supplies. The installations were handled by Aliso Electric, Inc. of Laguna Hills, CA.

“Installing PV systems made good sense to us because Aircraft Spruce has always strived to be environmentally responsible” said Jim Irwin, President of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company, “but the financial benefits of operating highly efficient systems are a definite bonus.”

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty was able to take advantage of generous federal and state credits and incentives.

The Georgia installation is the second largest solar system to be installed in the state. The company estimates that 65% of its power needs will be met by the two 119 kW solar power plants.

“We selected PV Powered commercial inverters because they represented the highest efficiency and lowest cost per Watt, enabling us to offer a performance guarantee to our customer” said Karla Martinez, Project Coordinator of the Solar Division at Aliso Electric. “But another key advantage is that the inverters are also the quickest and easiest to install.”

“As an installer, we are sometimes faced with challenges and obstructions when installing commercial and residential inverters,” continued Daniel Abundes, Electrical Foreman for the Solar Division at Aliso Electric. “PV Powered has developed a product for rapid installation with easy-to-follow instructions. The products’ mounting bases allow for straightforward ‘set and go’ installation, and the built-in support for performance monitoring completes the package.”

PV Powered commercial inverters are designed for 20+ year productive service lives. The company offers a standard 10-year warranty and optional 20-year warranty.

About PV Powered
PV Powered is the innovation leader for grid-tied PV inverters in the residential, commercial and utility markets, setting the industry standard for innovation in reliability and efficiency. Founded in Bend, Oregon in 2003 and privately owned, the company brings together one of the most experienced design teams in solar power electronics. PV Powered was recently selected to receive a Stage 2 award under the Solar Energy Grid Integration System (SEGIS) program by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The company is leading a team of recognized distributed energy and smart grid partners in developing innovations that increase energy harvest, reduce the cost of PV systems, and remove barriers to high levels of PV grid penetration. For more information on the company, visit

About Aliso Electric
Aliso Electric, Inc. delivers practical and affordable renewable energy systems to businesses, homes and new construction projects. Aliso is a leading electrical contractor in Southern California, recently focusing on expanding their solar division. Based on their expertise, they are able to handle any size project and offer performance guarantees to their customers. For more information on Aliso Electric, Inc. visit


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The PVP100kW inverter is installed at both warehouse locations