Solectria Inverters Power Bausch & Lomb Plant

Advanced-Solar-ProductsSolectria Renewables LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, reports that Advanced Solar Products chose its PVI 23TL and PVI 28TL inverters to power Bausch and Lomb’s manufacturing plant in Rochester, New York.

The 1.1MW system feature 28, PVI 28TL’s and 5, PVI 23TL’s 1000 VDC, three-phase, transformerless inverters. The PV system, designed and constructed by Advanced Solar Products, a New Jersey based EPC, was completed in November 2014.

Advanced Solar Products selected a distributed method for the Bausch & Lomb PV system for many reasons, including reduced upfront and long-term costs and increased energy production. The redundancy provided by multiple inverters will preserve system uptime, and protect profits.

“Our three-phase, transformerless inverters were the logical choice for this project. They combine efficiency and reliability and result in lower installation cost and higher output,” said Phil Vyhanek, president of Solectria Renewables.

This PV system is a pole-mounted array located on the northeast portion of the Bausch & Lomb property in Rochester, New York. The system is owned and operated by Bausch & Lomb and covers approximately 3.6 acres. The electricity produced by the PV system is connected to the boiler house switchgear at 11.4kV.

“Solectria is one of the largest and most bankable inverter suppliers in North America,” said Lyle Rawlings, president and CEO of Advanced Solar Products. “Over our 20 year history, we’ve used their inverters in a variety of installations. Their cost and feature set distinguish their inverters from all other inverter manufacturers.”

— Solar Builder magazine

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