October 7, 2010 – White River Junction, VT

groSolar, the nation’s premier provider of solar energy solutions and a leading installation company in North America, announced today the launch of its new “groSolar Dealer Training Program.” The program will feature training from Jeff Spies, president of SolarSpies, and will offer web training starting in October and regional workshops starting December 2010.

“groSolar is very excited at the chance to offer dealer-installers in our nationwide network a new suite of training programs,” said Jeff Taylor, vice president of distribution for groSolar. “Jeff Spies is a long-established and credible training expert in the industry, and we are thrilled to have him leading our training effort.”

groSolar, the nation’s premier provider of solar energy solutions and a leading installation company in North America, announced today the launch of its new “groSolar Dealer Training Program.” The program will feature training from Jeff Spies, president of SolarSpies, and will offer web training starting in October and regional workshops starting December 2010.

Spies is an executive board member on the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and is also a regularly featured speaker at major industry events such as SPI, ASES, InterSolar, MREF, SolFest and IREC. Spies’ solar training webinars, workshops and dealer conferences – attended by thousands of dealers and green job seekers – are considered among the best entry level solar training programs in the industry.

“groSolar is very excited at the chance to offer dealer-installers in our nationwide network a new suite of training programs,” said Jeff Taylor, vice president of distribution for groSolar. “Jeff Spies is a long-established and credible training expert in the industry, and we are thrilled to have him leading our training effort.”

“I’m pleased to be working with groSolar on this new program for dealer-installers,” said Spies. “This is a great opportunity for solar installers to advance in their profession and benefit from groSolar’s leading presence in the renewable energy marketplace.”

The “groSolar Dealer Training Program” includes:

• gro Your Solar Business Webinar – Free to all dealers

o “gro Your Solar Business – an Insiders Guide to Success” helps new dealers understand the rapidly developing solar industry and helps established dealers maximize their potential for success

• Webinars – exclusively for groSolar Dealers – apply at groSolar.com/dealers today to become a groSolar dealer

o PV Modules – What you need to know in a rapidly developing market
o Selling Solar – Understanding your customers desires
o Solar Marketing & PR – Get your solar business noticed by PROFITABLE customers
o Solar Policy – Understanding incentives, certification, licensing, advocacy, and finance options
o Negotiating with Inspectors – Avoid red tagging and get your systems approved
o Manufacturer training programs – SMA, Enphase, SolarEdge, Fronius, SolarWorld, Unirac, PanelClaw, Weeb, Zep Solar, and more

• 1 and 2 day Regional Training Workshops – Coming to a city near you in 2011
• Solar Energy International groSolar Technical Training Program – Coming in 2011

The complete training event schedule will be posted November 1 at grosolar.com. To apply to become a groSolar dealer go to www.groSolar.com/dealers

About groSolar

groSolar is North America’s premier distributor, installer and integrator of solar energy solutions for residential and commercial installations. Founded in 1998, groSolar is the largest 100 percent U.S.-owned distributor in the solar industry, and a leading national installation company in North America. The company has offices and warehouses across the US, distributing solar electric and solar hot water systems from offices in VT, NJ, NY, CT, MA, MD, DE, PA, and CA. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers and is a mission-driven company dedicated to providing high quality solar energy solutions and whole energy appreciation. groSolar’s venture capital investors include NGP Energy Technology Partners, SJF Ventures, and Calvert Social Investment Fund.

About SolarSpies

SolarSpies is dedicated to high quality solar education for system owners, designers, and installers of Solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) and renewable energy systems. SolarSpies’ popular webinar “Understanding the Solar Business – An Insiders Guide To Success” can be viewed monthly at Solar Energy International (SEI) and starting October 8, SolarSpies’ newest production “gro Your Solar Business – An Insiders Guide To Success” will be available two times each month at the groSolar website. SolarSpies will be working with groSolar to produce the “groSolar Dealer Training Program” offering technical product and business training exclusively for groSolar dealers. To view a calendar of SolarSpies training events, go to www.solarspies.net, and for more information on the groSolar dealer training program, go to www.grosolar.com/dealers.

Contacts:

Gaelan Brown
groSolar, Inc.
800.374.4494 ext 6528
Gaelan.Brown@grosolar.com
www.groSolar.com

Diane Zeigler
Kimbell Sherman Ellis, LLP
802-229-4900 x100
Zig@ksefocus.com
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