Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Solectria Renewables’ Megawatt Solar Station Powers Santa Barbara County


LAWRENCE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) inverters, announced today that its Megawatt Solar Station (MSS 1MW) has been commissioned to power the County of Santa Barbara’s PV array. The system is located at the County Jail in Santa Barbara, California and will provide power to the Calle Real Campus, a site that encompasses various County facilities.

The County of Santa Barbara and Endelos Energy, Inc., a local EPC from Buellton, CA, are committed to using American-made products. The system spans seven-acres and is comprised of 4,500 SolarWorld modules (assembled in Camarillo, California) and Solectria Renewables’ MSS 1MW (manufactured in Lawrence, Massachusetts).

“There was no doubt that we would use Solectria Renewables’ inverters. We’ve used their inverters in other projects and they prove to be reliable and efficient,” said Randy Arntson, President and CEO of Endelos Energy, Inc.

In May, the PV system was presented to the County’s Board of Supervisors as part of their 2012 Sustainability Action Plan designed to reduce the city’s electricity costs and carbon footprint. The system will provide electricity to over 10 county facilities thereby reducing energy consumption by one-third. It will generate approximately 1.7 million kWh of electricity per year. The county is expected to save nearly $400,000 per year or $12 million over the 30-year lifetime of the system. This is equal to the same amount of electricity to power over 100 residences, eliminate 1.6 million pounds of CO2, and remove 150 cars from the road or plant 20,000 trees per year.

“Solectria Renewables prides itself on being a U.S.-based manufacturing company offering inverters to customers across North America,” stated Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. “Being part of this project aligns with our mission and goals – to supply the best U.S.-made inverters to our customers, providing them with maximum return on investment (ROI) and helping reduce the world’s electricity costs and carbon footprint.”

About Solectria Renewables, LLC

Solectria Renewables, LLC is the leading U.S.-based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer. We offer residential, commercial and utility-scale inverters. Our versatile line of high efficiency products provide power solutions ranging from 1 kW residential systems to multi-megawatt solar farms. Solectria Renewables’ products are backed by more than 20 years of experience in the power electronic and inverter industries and are supported by world class warranties. All of our commercial and utility-scale PV inverters are manufactured in the USA, ARRA compliant, Ontario FIT Content Compliant, and listed to UL 1741/IEEE 1547.

To learn more about Solectria Renewables, please visit http://www.solectria.com.

About Endelos Energy, Inc.

Endelos Energy Inc. is an Energy Service Company that provides energy efficient renewable energy solutions to commercial and industrial businesses as well as county and municipal governments. Endelos Energy combines energy efficiency technology with renewable energy power generation to create a "Net-Zero" energy building solution which produces as much energy as the building consumes.