Solectria Renewables' Inverter Powers Mazda's R&D Center in Irvine, California

The system is estimated to supply more than 489,684 kWh annually.

Lawrence, MA - April 14, 2014 - Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its SGI 300 was chosen to power the Mazda R&D Center in Irvine, California. Mazda worldwide has an environmental initiative to diversify its energy sources and to use them efficiently, as demonstrated by installing this 317 kW solar system.


This PV system was installed by Sun Integration of Sherman Oaks, California. It also includes 1222 Mitsubishi Electric modules and Orion™ Solar Racking. The system is estimated to supply more than 489,684 kWh annually. The clean energy produced over the system's expected lifespan of 25 years will prevent an estimated 18.6 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the emissions resulting from burning 19,625 barrels of oil. The project was financed in part by the federal business energy investment tax credit and the California Solar Initiative rebate.

"It's an honor to be chosen for a project by Mitsubishi Electric and for a well-known car manufacturer, such as Mazda," said John Lavelle, Regional Sales Manager at Solectria Renewables. "We appreciate Mazda's worldwide environmental initiative and are proud to be a part of this project for their R&D center."

"Solectria Renewables inverters compliment Mitsubishi Electric modules because both companies are focused on producing high-quality products," said Gina Heng, Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric's PV Division. "We were pleased to recommend Solectria's product for the Mazda project, building on our past successful collaborations with the Company."

To learn more about Solectria Renewables, please visit www.solectria.com or visit them at Greentech Media's Solar Summit in Phoenix, Arizona April 14-16, 2014 where they are exhibiting as a Gold Sponsor and will take part in the Assessing Inverter Performance and Reliability panel on Tuesday, April 15th at 2:15pm.

About Solectria Renewables, LLC

Solectria Renewables, LLC is a 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 3-phase central and utility-scale PV inverters are manufactured in the USA, ARRA compliant, and listed to UL 1741/IEEE 1547. To learn more about Solectria Renewables, please visit http://www.solectria.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.'s Photovoltaic Division

Mitsubishi Electric designs, engineers and manufactures high quality solar panels to deliver clean, reliable energy to its customers throughout the world. With more than 90 years of electronics manufacturing expertise and 40 years' experience developing solar power technology, Mitsubishi Electric is one of the most established solar providers in the industry. Residential, commercial, and government customers can count on the company's 25-year limited warranty to optimize their return on investment. Additional information is available at www.MitsubishiElectricSolar.com or by calling 714.220.2500.

About Mazda

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

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