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FAREWELL TO TODD DEWEY
As of July 1, 2014, Todd Dewey has left North State Solar Energy to pursue other interests. We wish him well in his new endeavors and will miss him.

Harshbarger Ace Harware Gridley is located in the heart of the city of Gridley CA on HWY 99. This 100KW project is the largest privately owned PV system in the Gridley Utility District to date, and features the Solar World 250 watt module paired with the Enphase M 250 American Pride Inverters. The project will offset approximately 80% of the historic electrical energy use at the store, owned by Kieth Harshbarger. 

Kieth is a strong supporter of American Industry and manufacturing, and was referred to NSSE by our good friend and satisfied customer Mr. Gary Kerhoulas.


The Wall Street Journal

 

WSJ.com - Enphase Energy and North State Solar Energy Bring Solar to California's Agricultural Heartland

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Balanced Body

THE BALANCED BODY SOLAR PROJECT
The Balanced Body solar project is a 250 KW system using 500 SolarWorld 250 Poly modules and 500 250 SolarWorld Mono modules in a side by side application. This is one of the largest privately owned solar arrays in the SMUD utility district and is a roof mounted system that will offset an estimated $51,000 in annual electrical costs for the Balanced Body operations.

Balanced Body is the world's leading Pilates equipment manufacturer and is a strong supporter and presence in American Manufacturing. Ken Endelman is the President and owner of Balanced Body and was directly involved in the selection of North State Solar Energy to perform this project along with Poelman Construction, Inc. of Sacramento, CA. Poelman Construction is a leading developer and contractor in Northern California and has managed and built numerous projects in the region. 

The unique architecture of the Balance Body array will incorporate the Enphase Enlighten Monitoring technology and allow NSSE to harvest data in a side by side production output comparison of the Poly and Mono solar panels. This is a first of its type test bed that Ken Endelman strongly supported in the effort to support the learning curve for solar and renewable energy systems.

North State Solar Energy was selected from a finalist list of four firms and won the project as the only firm to offer Made in USA products and micro inverter technology, even though the initial purchase cost for this system was the highest submitted proposal price.

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YAHOO FINANCE - July 3, 2014 - http://finance.yahoo.com/news/enphase-energy-north-state-solar-110000450.html

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) today announced a strategic agreement with North State Solar Energy, a Northern California-based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. The agreement names North State Solar Energy an Enphase exclusive 2014 American Pride Partner for installation of Enphase’s new American Pride Microinverters in commercial and residential solar installations within key counties throughout Northern and Central California.

Solar Builder Magazine announces Enphase Energy's strategic partnership with North State Solar Energy to install Enphase microinverters on California Projects.

http://solarbuildermag.com/news/north-state-solar-energy-install-enphase-microinverters-california-projects/

Enphase Energy today announced a strategic agreement with North State Solar Energy, a Northern California-based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. The agreement names North State Solar Energy an Enphase-exclusive 2014 American Pride Partner for installation of Enphase’s new American Pride Microinverters in commercial and residential solar installations within key counties throughout Northern and Central California.

Enphase Energy announces a strategic agreement with North State Solar Energy

June 10, 2014

Enphase Energy and North State Solar Energy Bring Solar to California's Agricultural Heartland

North State Solar Energy named an exclusive 2014 American Pride Partner

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) today announced a strategic agreement with North State Solar Energy, a Northern California-based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. The agreement names North State Solar Energy an Enphase exclusive 2014 American Pride Partner for installation of Enphase's new American Pride Microinverters in commercial and residential solar installations within key counties throughout Northern and Central California.

"We are proud to support North State Solar Energy in their distinct approach to solar in agricultural counties in California, where they place the utmost value on American businesses," said Paul Nahi, CEO of Enphase Energy. "As an American solar success story ourselves, Enphase commends North State for its commitment to local economies and community job preservation."

North State Solar Energy has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects with a focus on using quality American-made or American-assembled solar products. The company recently completed a 535kW commercial project boasting the largest number of Enphase fourth-generation M250 Microinverters installed in a single site located at Artois Feed in Artois, Calif. In 2013, a 902kW commercial array utilizing the Enphase® System and SolarWorld solar modules at Strain Ranch Rice Plant in Arbuckle, Calif., was commissioned, highlighting the natural synergy between domestic agricultural and solar production. Future North State Solar Energy projects will include Enphase American Pride Microinverters.

"At North State Solar Energy, we set an example for the solar industry by proving everyday that there is strong market demand for American-made solar," said Mike Houar, president of North State Solar Energy. "Our regional customers seek quality in the solar products they invest in. Enphase quality is why we sell and install microinverters on all our grid-connected projects."

Enphase Energy, headquartered in Northern California, conducts all of its product design, testing verification and production process development in-house and currently employs over 350 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company closely partners with contract manufacturer Flextronics, a global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, to produce the world's most advanced microinverter system technology for global markets. In keeping with the goals of the American Pride Partner agreement, Enphase Microinverters to be used by North State Solar Energy will be assembled in Milpitas, Calif., by Flextronics.

About North State Solar Energy

North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a business model focused on delivering long-term quality and value, North State Solar Energy recommends US made solar and accessory components with high performance and unmatched warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a commitment to providing an unparalleled level of customer service. Visit www.northstatesolarenergy.com for more information.

About Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.enphase.com

Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.

Enphase Energy
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pr@enphaseenergy.com


Artois Feed PV Installation
North State Solar Energy has just completed a 535 kW project at Artois Feed in Artois California which is the World's largest installation using the Enphase M250, the world's most advanced microinverter. Click here to see more of our projects.
We just opened a new office in Colusa at 504 Market St. Our hours at this office are 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday. Please stop by to visit if you're in the area.
Thanks to everyone who came by to visit us at the Colusa Farm Show.

US Solar Dealer Spotlight: North State Solar Energy

Our President, Michael Houar shows some our our latest projects and the reasons why North State Solar Energy will provide more value for agricultural, commercial and residential Photovoltaic systems.


Strain Ranches Rice Plant Installation
North State Solar Energy is proud to have been selected to install the nation's largest farm-based solar installations at Strain Ranches in Arbuckle, California. The 902-kilowatt array features solar panels from SolarWorld, and micro-inverter technology from Enphase. On Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 2013, Strain Ranches dedicated its solar system, highlighting the natural synergy between domestic agricultural and solar production, two iconic American industries. Click here for pictures of the array and the dedication ceremony.

Enphase Featured Installation

Solar World Press Release

Solar Novis Article

Solar Power World Article

Solar Builder Article


North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a business model focused on delivering long-term quality and value, North State Solar Energy recommends US made solar and accessory components with high performance and unmatched warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a commitment to providing an unparalleled level of customer service.


MISSION STATEMENT
North State Solar Energy provides its customers with Made and Designed in USA premium products that will meet their energy needs, reduce their energy costs and add value to their homes and businesses. North State Solar Energy will uphold the highest quality workmanship, offer an unmatched level of installation service, a superior warranty and bring best value to all our solar and contracting clients.

North State Solar Energy uses Made in America products and provides excellent employment experiences for our tradesmen, allowing them to work in a progressive environment and develop their abilities while providing outstanding service for every one of our clients.


Our Process
We manage all projects, large and small with personal attention to detail, beginning with a physical site evaluation and energy use evaluation. We provide alternate recommendations offering our clients one or several methods of meeting current and future/ anticipated energy needs. We provide written proposals and power production projections for all of our clients that are easy to understand and have clearly stated production values. And we back every project with an extensive warranty that offers no excuses and makes no false promises. We will cover your energy needs with the strongest assurances offered in our industry- bar none.

Our Products
We proudly offer Solar World USA modules offering the highest efficiency ratings in the industry, and backed by companies that source and assemble their products in the USA, creating jobs for American Citizens. We specialize in the use of Enphase USA Micro -inverters, industry leading and Made in America Act compliant. We use made in USA racking systems, and provide mounting on shops, businesses, ground mount arrays, and also design specialty projects that comply with local building codes.

Our Services
North State Solar Energy has completed dozens of residential, agricultural and commercial projects ranging from as little as 1.5 KWh to as large as 924 KWH. We work with all types of buildings, and specialize in grid- tie systems that insure our clients they will return a maximum on their solar investments. All building permits, including required engineering and inspections are managed by our firm as a part of this process. All net metering applications and rebate applications with the local utility companies are completed by our staff and followed through to completion by our management. We take the hassle out of the process for you. And you don’t make the final payments until your system is operational.

We also provide assistance with the HOA (Homeowner's association approval process). Click here for an example.

Financing
We offer a range of financing up to one year same as cash, interest free programs for qualified clients. We also offer referrals to local banks and credit unions where we have working relationships. We also provide manufacturer financing and lease arrangements for larger projects and PPA (power purchase agreements).
We can assist almost any family or business in obtaining solar energy at the lowest cost per watt and using the best products available.


Other Services

We provide specialty services, including lifetime system monitoring set-up with an internet interface. We construct solar covered structures, including patios, carports, pole barns and tracking solar arrays.
We have introduced an affordable cleaning service (for our installations only). We also have a fantastic referral program which allows our clients to grow their array over time at no cost!


Our Service Area
North State Solar Energy serves the entire region of Northern California and has completed projects in Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Tehema, Plumas, Yolo and Sacramento counties.

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