March 12, 2013 - Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS), today announced that its AE 75TX solar inverters have been selected by First Power and Light for a 147 kW solar energy system at the Mary Switzer Building, which when completed, will be the oldest federal building to utilize solar power in Washington, D.C. The entire system is comprised of U.S.-manufactured components and was installed by First Power and Light, a commercial, government, and large residential solar installer recently acquired by Mainstream Entertainment.
Originally built in 1939, the Mary Switzer building today houses the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education, among other government employees. The building was selected as a candidate for complete modernization as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the "stimulus bill"), which included the installation of a solar power system to help produce clean, affordable solar energy and comply with the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings' energy efficiency standards. read more>>>