IESI Selects Solectria SMARTGRID Inverters

Joanna Schroeder

1.7MW Array at Grafton Water DistrictInnovative Engineering Solutions has selected Solectria Renewables‘ SMARTGRID Inverters for seven projects in Massachusetts totaling 22 MW. The projects include the Concord Landfill, the Grafton Water District and five commercial sites.

Massachusetts has set ambitious solar energy targets since 2001 and met each of the goals early. In April 2007, Governor Deval Patrick announced a goal of 250 MW of installed solar power by 2017. This goal was achieved in Q1 of 2013, when Governor Patrick set a new goal to reach 1.6GW by 2020.

“Solectria Renewables is a nationally recognized producer of quality inverters,” said Richard McCarthy, director of energy services at IESI. “Not only are its products highly reliable, but the company also continues to evolve its inverters’ efficiency and capacity to meet their customers’ needs.”

The clean energy produced over the systems’ cumulative expected lifespan is equivalent to removing 4,065 cars from the roads, 2.2 million gallons of gas, and 20.7 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.

“We are honored to be a part of IESI’s solar portfolio,” said Phil Vyhanek, president of Solectria Renewables. “The SMARTGRID inverters selected for these solar projects will help IESI and its customers achieve maximum power production and system reliability.”

Renewable Energy, Solar