Solectria Renewables Continues to Dominate Higher Education PV Market

olectria Renewables announced today that it has delivered two PVI13KW commercial inverters for Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Assistance Corporation. This customer becomes the 15th higher education institution to choose Solectria Renewables' technology for their PV system.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 22, 2006


Solectria Renewables announced today that it has delivered two PVI13KW commercial inverters for an innovative photovoltaic (PV) system at the Springfield Tech Park with the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Assistance Corporation. This customer becomes the 15th higher education institution to choose Solectria Renewables' technology for their PV system.

The 30.8kW system which was designed and installed by Berkshire Photovoltaic Services (BPVS), includes 108 Schott Solar 285W PV modules and two Solectria Renewables, PVI13KW 480VAC, 3-phase inverters. The system is designed to provide instructional opportunities for Springfield Technical Community College students and professional development courses offered through the Center for Business development at STCC. The installation was funded by a Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Grant.


"The Solectria design approach offers excellence in safety, efficient inverter topology, ease of installation and durability", said Chris Kilfoyle of BPVS, "we're very pleased with their (the inverters') energy capture and maximum power point tracking at varying light levels."



Solectria Renewables now has over 30 PV inverters operating in educational institutions across the country. In fact, Solectria Renewables has been the undisputed leader in the higher education market. Early adopters of Solectria Renewables' products include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Berkshire Middle School in Great Barrington, MA. Today, Solectria Renewables' customers, with systems raging in size from 2.5kW to 90kW include Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, along with an elementary school, a charter school and several technical schools and community schools. Additionally, inverters are currently being installed at the California Institute of Technology and Oberlin University in Ohio.



Aybike Doganci Crott, Solectria Renewables' Operations Manager, states: "Three reasons why institutions have chosen Solectria Renewables' inverters for their PV installations include ease of installation, efficient & safe design and cost-competitive price".

Solectria Renewables, LLC, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a leader in the development and manufacture of a wide range of inverters for renewable power applications including 1.8kW to 90kW grid tied PV inverters.



Berkshire Photovoltaic Services, of Adams, Massachusetts, has been in the PV business since 1985 serving many utility and industry research projects as well as residential and commercial customers in the Northeast.

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