Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project chooses Solectria inverters

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a leading commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced at Intersolar North America that its transformerless three-phase inverters were chosen for Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) utility-scale solar project that spans five sites across its service delivery territory. The five sites total 5.56 MW and are part of CIPCO’s plan to incorporate emissions-free resources to their assets.

Yaskawa - Solectria SolarYaskawa – Solectria Solar’s inverters were chosen by the largest EPC firm in the Tri-State area, Azimuth Energy of St. Louis, based on design flexibility, reliability, MPPT granularity, decreased BOS costs and allowing a robust energy production during maintenance. Azimuth Energy has used Yaskawa’s inverters on other projects.

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“We’re pleased to work with Yaskawa – Solectria Solar again on this group of utility-scale projects,” said Marc Lopata, PE President of Azimuth Energy. “We’ve found their products and support to be top notch and unmatched by any other inverter supplier in the industry. By utilizing Yaskawa, we’ve met all production and uptime targets on previously completed utility-scale projects.”

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“The CIPCO project demonstrates the advantages of using Yaskawa’s inverters in utility-scale systems,” stated Mark Goodreau, Director of Sales of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. “Yaskawa’s transformerless inverter solutions reduce Balance of System and O&M costs while maximizing energy production. These significant benefits are crucial to EPCs and system owners when choosing suppliers for long-term investments.”

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