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Installer Interview: Dusty Psaila, XMX Power

Oct 26, 2011

Installer Interview: Dusty Psaila, XMX Power

At Enphase, we've seen that there’s no one “type” that becomes a solar installer. We’ve met Enphase customers of all cultures, ages, races and genders. But when 16-year-old Hawaiian surfer Dusty Psaila visited the Enphase booth at Solar Power International 2011, he undeniably stood out as unique.

Dusty works with his dad and uncle (Jim and Joe Psaila) at XMX Power in Kauai, Hawaii. Stopping at SPI during a road trip, the Enphase installer showdown caught Dusty’s eye, and he ended up being one of our top competitors. Check out our interview with Dusty to learn more about how he got into solar, his experience being one of the youngest installers at SPI and how he fared in the competition.

Enphase prides itself on making installation relatively simple compared to what it has traditionally been, so we’re very pleased to see passionate, young installers getting into the game. Thanks to Dusty and his dad, Jim, for spending time with us at the show and for helping bring microinverter technology to the islands of Hawaii.

You can also see Dusty in action during his final competition with Adam Rossi of Adam Solar Resources thanks to some video shot by his proud father.

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