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Press Release: Mar. 8, 2010

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Erick Petersen  
541-312-3832  
erickpetersen@pvpowered.com  

PV Powered Inverters to be used with New Solar Panel Technology in Large Commercial Installation

300kW system uses new Solyndra thin film solar panel technology.

Bend, ORE.—PV Powered, Inc., the innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, and serviceability, announces that its commercial inverters have been installed in a new office building project in Lakewood, New Jersey that also employs new high-density thin film cylindrical solar panels by Solyndra, Inc. of Fremont, Calif. The complete design, engineering and installation was completed by Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc. of Eldorado Hills, Calif.

The Central New Jersey commercial installation uses a combination of PV Powered’s 75 kW and 100 kW PV commercial inverters, fitted with Fat Spaniel performance monitoring technology. It is expected to produce more than 345,000 kW hours of electricity per year to three different building tenants who have entered into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the investment group that has funded the development.

“We selected PV Powered commercial inverters for the job because they have been designed to work reliably with the latest thin film panel technologies,” said Dean R. Marks, Chief Executive Officer for Premier Power. “It is critical that our system elements be highly efficient and capable of maximizing energy harvest over the long lifetime of the system.”

“PV Powered commercial inverters have the widest DC operating voltage range in the industry, allowing for more system design flexibility” said Erick Petersen, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for PV Powered. “This also makes them the leading technical solution for use with higher voltage modules such as high wattage crystalline thin-film arrays.”

This is one of the largest U.S. commercial installations to use Solyndra’s new cylindrical thin film solar panels. The panels are designed to capture sunlight at wide angles and can be mounted significantly closer together than conventional rooftop panels, thereby enabling greater rooftop coverage and higher energy production at lower cost per Watt than other panel technologies.

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 www.pvpowered.com.

About Premier Power
Premier Power Renewable Energy (OTCBB: PPRW - News), a global leader in the development, design, engineering and construction of solar power systems for commercial, government and utility markets in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, visit www.premierpower.com.

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The Lakewood, NJ commercial installation uses three 75 kW inverters and one 100 kW inverter from PV Powered, Inc.