April 2, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter company Beacon Power announced that the Certified Installer Training program offered for their new Smart Power M5 solar inverter system is now approved and accepted for continuing education credit by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). By having their full-day training course NABCEP approved, Beacon joins other major solar industry companies in supporting meaningful continuing education for PV system installers. Beacon Power’s M5 Certified Installer Training programs are held at various locations around the country throughout the year. For a course description, a list of training dates, or to enroll in an upcoming class, visit the company’s web site listed below. The Smart Power M5 is a 5 kW power conversion system for use in grid-connected solar energy applications that addresses the needs of customers who have concerns about the stability and reliability of the electrical grid. When the grid fails, the M5 immediately switches to PV power during the day or to independent battery back-up mode at night, continuing to provide power to critical loads.