Solectria Strengthens California Support with Experienced Applications Engineer

Lawrence, MA – June 18, 2015 – Solectria – A Yaskawa Company, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that Emily Hwang, Senior Applications Engineer, has joined Solectria’s west coast team.

Emily brings over 8 years of experience in the solar industry with various companies such as SMA, RefuSol, Wirsol Solar Americas, EmPower Solar and Arian Solar, working as a design engineer, project manager and applications engineer for off-grid to MW grid-connected installations.  She has also taught NABCEP PV Entry Level courses as an adjunct instructor at Molloy College in New York.  Emily will strengthen the Applications Engineering Team, as well as Solectria’s West Coast presence.  She is based in San Francisco, California and will support Solectria’s customers and sales representatives in the western area.

Outside of the office, Emily is a board member for the Women In Cleantech & Sustainability and led a project team for Engineers without Borders to provide sanitation to the community of Yamabal in El Salvador.  She also speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German and English fluently.

Emily holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and an MSE in Telecommunications & Networking from the University of Pennsylvania and is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™.  She strives to provide an exceptional solar experience, pushing us towards a cleaner, brighter future.

About Solectria – A Yaskawa Company

Solectria – A Yaskawa Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is a leading U.S.-based grid-tied PV inverter, combiner & web-based monitoring manufacturer for residential, commercial & utility-scale solar projects. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA.  PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Solectria – A Yaskawa Company.  To learn more, please go to


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