PV Powered, a manufacturer of grid-tied solar inverters, received the Oregon Solar Pioneer Award this week during the third annual Northwest Solar Expo event.
‘PV Powered is one of the few U.S. companies to successfully challenge the dominance of foreign solar inverter manufacturers and help to build the U.S. renewable energy market,’ says Christopher Dymond, senior energy analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy. ‘Oregon is committed to being a leader in renewable energy, and PV Powered is integral to that vision.’
In the past two years, PV Powered has grown from just over 20 employees to nearly 60, with plans to reach 100 by early 2009. In the past year, the company has expanded its product line and received certification on 10 new inverters, including new products for both residential and three-phase commercial installations.