Solectria Powers the Largest Solar Farm in New England
MasTec Renewables Completes the 5MW True North Energy Solar Farm
Lawrence, MA - September 27, 2012 - Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its Megawatt Solar Stations (MSS) were chosen for the 5MW True North solar farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts. This solar farm is the largest solar installation in New England and the first direct-to-grid solar farm in Massachusetts. The project was awarded to Solectria Renewables by Power Partners MasTec, LLC and recently achieved interconnection.
"We evaluated several inverter companies for this project. We found Solectria Renewables to be the best overall choice due to superior technical solutions, personalized service, and their knowledge and experience with large scale direct-to-grid projects," said Kevin Taylor, Group President, Mastec Renewables. "Solectria Renewables also had the lowest cost per installed watt and highest efficiency products of all the inverter manufacturers evaluated."
Five Megawatt Solar Stations (MSS) were chosen for this project. Four stations are 1MW and one is 750kW. Each MSS is skid mounted and includes a factory wired 22.9 kV medium voltage transformer and switch gear to connect the inverters directly to the grid.
"We were honored to be selected by Power Partners MasTec to be the inverter manufacturer for the True North Solar Farm. EPCs like Power Partners MasTec realize that Solectria Renewables' inverters provide them with the highest performance, reliability and efficiency in the market today. Massachusetts has some of the best solar initiatives and incentives in the United States and holds incredible potential for solar farms and installations." said Scott Bowden, Director of Business Development for Solectria Renewables.
About Solectria Renewables, LLC
Solectria Renewables, LLC is the leading U.S. based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer for residential, commercial and utility-scale solar installations. 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 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 Power Partners Mastec, LLC
MasTec Renewables is a subsidiary of Power Partners MasTec, LLC, an ISO 9001: 2008-certified company. Power Partners MasTec, LLC is one of the nation's leading contractors of wind and solar power collection systems, substations and power system interconnection services for private developers, electric utilities and governments. Since 2002, Power Partners has provided turnkey electric system construction and maintenance services to utilities and industrial businesses.
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