Photon Solar Power Showcases Latest Solar Technology in Escondido Home

Jun 16, 2010, 21:34 ET from Photon Solar Power Inc.

ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A residence in Escondido has been approved by San Diego Gas & Electric to operate the latest technology in solar electric as well as solar thermal systems by Photon Solar Power Inc. The house features 26 multi-crystalline photovoltaic modules that are embedded with SolarEdge Technologies' PowerBox DC to DC power optimizers enabling optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for each module. Unlike traditional photovoltaic installations, this PV system combines the optimization, monitoring and safety shutdown of the individual module, while centralizing key functions such as DC to AC conversion and communication with the utility. Having achieved an unsurpassed 97.5% efficiency rating, SolarEdge DC-AC solar inverters gain recognition as the most efficient single-phase inverters in the US. "We are proud to be confirmed as America's most efficient single-phase solar inverter," said John Berdner, SolarEdge General Manager for North America. "It is part of our commitment to our customers worldwide to supply the most efficient, safe, reliable and cost effective PV systems," he added.

The high efficiency of the SolarEdge  PV inverters means not only more power to all users, but also higher incentive payments for system owners in the US, as some incentive calculation methods are directly related to the California Energy Commisions's (CEC) inverter efficiency rating.

Being the first grid interconnected SolarEdge installation in the United States, the project has raised a lot of interest among the local solar professionals. "We are excited to have partnered with SolarEdge on this project. We see great benefits from this optimized system, and are pleased to be the first installer in the United States to offer this technology to our customers," says Pekka Laine, President of Photon Solar Power Inc., the solar contractor and integrator for the project. "This is going to be a showcase project for Photon Solar Power in the San Diego area," he adds.

Established in 2008, Photon Solar Power Inc. is a renewable energy services company engaged in the design, integration and installation of solar power systems and other renewable energy solutions to residential, commercial and government customers with offices in Escondido, California and Golden, Colorado.  As an installer, Mr. Laine is excited about the prospects offered by the San Diego market for the systems.  He states, "If you are planning to install leading edge solar systems in Southern California, we have a great team in place to take care of the entire process. Our team consists of professionals who can help you design, build and even finance your solar system."

For more information about the solar systems installed by Photon Solar Power Inc., please call Photon Solar Power Inc. at 1-888-SUN-ACDC or visit


Pekka Laine, President, Photon Solar Power Inc.

Tel: (760) 556-8170

SOURCE Photon Solar Power Inc.