Thursday, November 5, 2009

UMA Solar Returns from Solar Power International 2009

Last week, the UMA Solar team met up in Anaheim, CA for Solar Power International 2009 . If you’re not familiar, Solar Power International 2009 is a business-to-business solar conference and expo provides a forum where the solar industry can come together with potential customers, policymakers, and investors, and learn from each other’s successes.  The conference offered some of the industry’s best training, classes and workshops, equipping both new solar dealers and seasoned pros alike with the cutting edge in business skills, information and industry best practices.
At this year’s convention, we were proudly featuring our new Aurora Solar Collectors by Solene.  Not only are Aurora Solar Collectors are the most technologically advanced collectors on the market today, but they’re also made right here in the USA.
Kevin Good, of Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing, flew in from Kansas to show the Simple Drainback, of which we are the exclusive national distributor.  These Simple Drainback system was designed to combine the simplicity of drainback systems with some of the better characteristics of pressurized systems, creating the easiest installation on the market.  We also had the opportunity to talk to Stephen from Steca regarding some innovative solar controls that we will be able to offer soon.
In addition to Solene, we also exhibited our other brands including Heliocol, SunStar, and MyGen by Kyocera.  In turn, Kyocera was exhibiting the new Toyota Prius, which features Kyocera solar panels on its roof .  It’s a very exciting time to be working with such an bold, dynamic company like Kyocera.
As always, these conventions are a wonderful to chance to reconnect with old friends.  We ran into friends from California, Texas, Florida, and even Central & South America; the solar industry is truly becoming a global industry!  Many of our long time customers stopped by to say “hi” and tell us their success stories.  Likewise, we got to talk to lots of new people just entering the business, either by starting their own company, or expanding what they already do to include solar.  Either way, that’s what we specialize it, so it’s always wonderful to speak someone “just starting out”.
Once again, we would like to thank SEPA and SEIA for putting on another great convention!