Enphase Energy Adds Solar & High Tech Industry Veterans

March 20, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Enphase Energy, a developer and manufacturer of micro-inverter based solar energy management systems, announced the addition of two veteran solar sales executives and a senior advisor to the company’s management team.

Enphase states that its micro-inverters are the first to be approved for sale in the U.S., being CSA listed per UL1741, and are currently in beta testing and will be generally available in Q2 2008. Enphase solutions will be widely available through leading solar installers, distribution partners and OEMs.

Enphase has added two critical sales management veterans in the solar industry: Andrew Nichols has been named Vice President of Sales, and will be responsible for overall sales, customer support and sales team development and management. He was previously Director of North American Sales at Xantrex Technology, Inc. Kent Sheldon has been named the new Director of Sales, and is responsible for sales and channel development in North America. He was previously Director of Sales for SMA America.

Enphase also announced the addition of Daniel Kammen to its Technical Advisory Board. He is the founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy, and Professor of Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

"We are very excited about Andrew, Kent and Dan joining our world-class team," said Paul Nahi, President and CEO, Enphase Energy. "We look forward to leading the market in the transition to micro-inverters and the next generation of solar energy management systems."