Solectria announced at Intersolar North America that it is delivering 32.5 MW of its PVI 20TL and PVI 28TL three-phase transformerless inverters to Safari Energy for a nationwide rollout of PV projects for several large national real estate investment trusts.
Safari Energy, a nationwide solar developer, selected a distributed method for these PV systems 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.
“Safari Energy is a leader in solar development for large commercial real estate owners and national real estate investment trusts (REITs), so we hold our suppliers to an extremely high standard,” said Matt Rudey, CEO of Safari Energy. “We elected to deploy Solectria inverters across this high-profile portfolio because of their inverters’ performance and the overall value and bankability their company offers. We look forward to partnering with Solectria in the future.”
Each mall included in this portfolio will be commissioned by the end of 2015. Together, they are anticipated to generate over 1 billion kWh, enough to power almost 100,000 residential homes and remove 700,000 metric tons of CO2 from the earth’s atmosphere. This is the environmental equivalent of about 750 million pounds of coal burned, 79 million gallons of gasoline consumed and 1.6 million barrels of oil consumed.
For those at Intersolar who would like to learn more about Solectria’s three-phase transformerless inverters, stop by booth 8311. Solectria will also host Meeting NEC 2014 Code Compliance – Installer Challenges and Inverter Solutions training on July 15, from 3 – 5 p.m. and speak on the PV Grid Integration: Maintaining Grid Solutions Panel about Rule 21 on July 14, from 4 – 6 p.m.
— Solar Builder magazine