Lawrence, MA – July 30, 2013 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its SGI 500 inverters will power an 8MW solar system, the largest college solar installation in North America, at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, New Jersey. Solectria Renewables’ inverters were specified by MasTec Renewables Construction Company (MasTec).
“We’ve worked with Solectria Renewables on other projects, including a 4.75MW solar system in Massachusetts, so we already have experience with the reliability and durability of their products as well as the responsiveness of their sales, operations and customer services teams,” said Aron Anderson, Director of Estimating of MasTec. “When this project arose, there was no doubt that we would engage Solectria again. We truly value their products and company as a whole.”
The 8MW solar system is located on a 45 acre parcel of land at MCCC and will save the college approximately $750,000 annually.
Patricia C. Donohue, MCCC President, said the solar farm moves MCCC forward on many fronts. “The solar farm will save critical dollars and enable us to restore to our budget many cuts in programs and services we have made over the past two years. It also helps us fulfill our sustainability goals. We have committed to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality.”
The annual electricity produced from this project will provide 70% of the power needed to run the campus and is equivalent to:
- 9,010 metric tons of CO2
- 1,767 passenger vehicles greenhouse gas emissions
- 89 acres of forest preserved from deforestation of carbon sequestered
- 1,123 homes greenhouse gas emissions
“Being chosen by MasTec is an honor and we value our partnership with them,” said Bob Montanaro, Southeast Regional Sales Manager of Solectria Renewables. “We know that our inverters are the best choice for this 8MW project – they have been deployed across all of North America because of their reliability, bankability and highest return on investment (ROI).”
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 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 MasTec Renewables Construction Company
MasTec Renewables Construction Company is a contracting company that engineers, procures, constructs and maintains the infrastructures that enable electric transmission and distribution, oil and natural gas pipeline, and communications companies to successfully facilitate the production and delivery of their products — from the source to their customers. From extra high voltage transmission lines and cross continental oil and natural gas pipelines, to renewable energy, wireless towers and microwave backhaul systems, our deep industry expertise, extensive resources, and continual focus on innovation allows us to provide end-to-end services on time and on budget, every time.