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SPARQ Systems Inc. receives North American certification for innovative solar microinverter system

For immediate release

July 7, 2011

KINGSTON, ON, CANADA -- SPARQ Systems Inc., an Ontario-based global provider of solar photovoltaic (PV)microinverters, is pleased to announce that it has received both U.S and Canadian certifications for its solar photovoltaic microinverter systems. The certifications qualify SPARQ to sell its products to consumer markets.

SPARQ’s efficient and low-cost microinverter solution produces more alternating current (AC) power from PV panels for longer periods under lower light and partial shadowing conditions. The design eliminates unreliable components such as electrolytic capacitors, which increases the lifespan of the microinverters threefold, giving homeowners at least 25 years of worry-free performance.

The company has successfully completed testing to meet Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification standards. These approvals –UL1741, IEEE 1547, CSAC22.2 NO. 107.1andFCC part 15, class B -- certify that the company’s products meet recognized national standards for safety and performance in North America.

The company will be rolling out its newly approved products at Intersolar, North America’s largest solar conference and trade show, in San Francisco, July 12-14.

“We are thrilled by this milestone. These approvals are the strongest possible endorsement of the quality of our product,” says Dr. Praveen Jain, President and CEO of SPARQ. “With these certifications in hand we are now fully equipped to address the rapidly expanding North American markets.”

“It’s extremely gratifying to see our technology receive these certifications,” says Randall North, Chief Operations Officer of SPARQ. “Tactically, SPARQ is now well positioned for volume manufacturing.”

The company recently partnered with Sanmina-SCI of San Jose, CA, a leading manufacturer of electronic and mechanical products, to producemicroinverters and communications hubs for the consumer market. The solar inverters will be produced for the Canadian market at Sanmina-SCI’s Ottawa facility, which is certified for Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, as well as at Sanmina-SCI’s worldwide regional facilities to meet global demand.

SPARQ is actively pursuing certifications for sale of its products outside North America.

About SPARQ Systems Inc.:

SPARQ Systems Inc. is the global enabler of integrated AC modules. SPARQ microinverters are highly reliable, lightweight and compact, giving the user faster return on investment and increased flexibility. The company is based in Kingston, Ontario.

Contact:
Mary Anne Beaudette
Director, Communications
SPARQ Systems Inc.
116 Barrie St.
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
P: +1 613. 533. 6000 x 78238
M: +1 613. 483. 5000
E: mbeaudette@sparqsys.com
W: www.sparqsys.com

  • HIGH VOLTAGE MICROINVERTER

    SPARQ’s software-based system eliminates unreliable components, giving you 25 years of hassle-free operation with a full replacement guarantee. This means that your power conversion system now lasts as long as your PV panel – an industry first. SPARQ microinverters: your best choice for the most reliable energy solution.


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    SPARQ’s user-friendly monitoring system ensures that your PV system is operating at peak reliability and giving you the highest yield on your solar investment. The LCD display of the SPARQ Energy Hub provides real-time performance indication on the health of your system.


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