SMA America Hits the Road to Promote Solar Power

Solar Technology Leader to Participate in Mobile City Tour for Solar

ROCKLIN, Calif., Aug. 5, 2008—SMA America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global solar technology giant SMA Solar Technology AG, has partnered with SunEdison as one of the sponsors of the upcoming SunEdison City Tour for Solar—a 100-day, 50-city educational tour that will teach municipal leaders, energy companies and the public about solar power. The tour, which consists of two mobile exhibits traveling across the Western U.S., kicked off Aug. 1 in Golden, Colo., and will conclude in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov. 14.

Each mobile exhibit will feature a fully functioning photovoltaic (PV) system and various hands-on displays designed for public interaction. SMA’s display will include its Sunny Boy 6000US inverter, which highlights the inner workings of the heart of the PV system. Solar inverters convert the raw energy harvested by solar panels into alternating current for household use. SMA’s Sunny Boy line—which includes the new 3000US/4000US and 5000US/6000US/7000US models, geared especially toward the American solar market—comprises the world’s most efficient and reliable solar inverters.

“SMA is excited to be a part of the SunEdison City Tour for Solar,” says Jurgen Krehnke, president and general manager of SMA America. “As the world leader in solar inverter technology, educating the public about the benefits of harvesting and using solar power is a top priority.”

Also at the exhibit, visitors will be able to participate in the “Solar Solution” game, view the “Steps to Solar” video and gather informational materials.

A special public event will be held at the conclusion of the tour at SMA’s corporate headquarters in Rocklin. 

About the SunEdison City Tour for Solar
The SunEdison City Tour for Solar was designed to educate the public about solar power and help city officials and legislators understand how to deploy solar energy in a cost-effective manner. The tour will visit 50 cities in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.

About SMA America, Inc.
SMA America, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, based in Germany. With over three gigawatts installed, SMA is the world leader in solar inverter technology and manufacturing, and has divisions in nine countries on four continents. SMA is committed to its leadership role and supports the industry through innovative products and progressive education for solar installers and small businesses worldwide. SMA America continues its unfaltering commitment to the continued development and implementation of leading-edge products, including the most efficient solar inverters available nationwide. For more information, call (916) 625-0870 or visit

About SunEdison
SunEdison LLC is North America’s largest solar energy services provider and operates across a global marketplace. SunEdison provides solar-generated energy at or below current retail utility rates to a broad and diverse client base of commercial, municipal and utility customers. For more information about SunEdison, please visit