SMA America, LLC
May 17, 2012
ROCKLIN, Calif. and TORONTO, May 17, 2012 As popular demand for SMA Regional Forum events continues, additional dates have been announced through 2012. SMA's Sunny PRO Club—a membership-based professional partnership program for solar installers—will host six Regional Forums during the latter half of 2012.
"We've seen great turnout at the Regional Forums this year and are pleased to extend the schedule through the end of 2012," said Ciara Wakefield, Sunny PRO Club manager for SMA America. "Regional Forums allow SMA to personally demonstrate its commitment to installers through free technical training and exclusive networking opportunities."
The remaining events—free with pre-registration—are planned for select U.S. cities, with the next forum taking place June 26, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. Forums took place in cities across the U.S. and Canada during the first half of the year.
Installers and electrical trade professionals benefit from the Regional Forum’s slate of technical training, hands-on product workshops and informative presentations provided by the SMA Solar Academy. Topics include micro-string hybrid photovoltaic (PV) systems, monitoring tools and solutions, off-grid battery backup overview and small commercial applications.
“We’ve seen great turnout at the Regional Forums this year and are pleased to extend the schedule through the end of 2012,” said Ciara Wakefield, Sunny PRO Club manager for SMA America. “Regional Forums allow SMA to personally demonstrate its commitment to installers through free technical training and exclusive networking opportunities.”
SMA Solar Academy technical trainers facilitate training sessions at each Regional Forum. Sessions include:
Rounding out the Regional Forum schedule is a presentation from the Sunny PRO Club team. During the presentation Regional Forum attendees can learn more about how the Sunny PRO Club’s customized marketing support, exclusive technical benefits and access to SMA Service personnel can increase sales and improve operations.
To conclude each event, the SMA Sales, Service, Solar Academy and Sunny PRO Club representatives hold a panel discussion and Q-and-A session.
For more information about the Regional Forums or to register please visit www.SMARegionalForums.com, email RegionalForums@SMA-America.com or call 877 506 1747. Registration is free for solar installers and those in related businesses.
REGIONAL FORUM SCHEDULE
6/26/12, PHOENIX: Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021
6/28/12, AUSTIN: Hilton Austin, 500 East 4thSt., Austin, TX 78701
7/24/12, NASHVILLE: Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
8/28/12, SAN DIEGO: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, 1441 Quivira Rd., San Diego, CA 92109
10/18/12, ST. LOUIS: Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101
11/8/12, SACRAMENTO: SMA America, LLC, 6020 West Oaks Blvd., Suite 300, Rocklin, CA 95765
The SMA Group generated sales of €1.7 billion in 2011 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 20 countries on four continents. The Group employs more than 5,500 people worldwide, plus a number of temporary employees that varies on a seasonal basis. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all PV plant sizes. The product range includes inverters both for grid-connected PV plants and for off-grid systems. SMA can therefore provide an ideal inverter solution for all plant sizes and types. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and in 2011 and 2012 achieved first place in Germany’s nationwide Great Place to Work® competition.www.SMA-America.com/www.SMA-Canada.ca
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