Solectria picked to supply in-construction Indiana solar project

Solectria Renewables LLC announced Sept. 26 that Cenergy Power, the general EPC contractor on behalf of the project owners, has chosen Solectria to power the 12.5-MW (DC) IND Solar Farm at Indianapolis International Airport.

Twenty Solectria Renewables SGI 500XT’s will power this site and are scheduled to be commissioned and deployed in October.

“Solectria Renewables is an extraordinary partner,” said Andrew Goldin, Senior Vice President of EPC Operations for Cenergy. “From the beginning of this project, their sales and service team were supportive on every level. That combined with their unprecedented inverters with 98% CEC efficiency and unbelievable reliability makes them our preferred inverter partner. With their help, we will finish this project ahead of schedule.”

The renewable energy generated by the solar farm will prevent approximately 10,700 tons of CO2 from being released into the environment each year. It is expected to generate more than 12.5 million kilowatt hours of electric energy annually.

“Cenergy Power’s team has widespread utility-scale solar expertise and went through an extensive process to choose their inverter supplier,” said Allison Duffy, Regional Business Development Manager for Solectria Renewables.

Solectria is a leading U.S.-based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer. It offers residential, commercial and utility-scale inverters.

Cenergy is a value-added solar EPC company comprised of power system professionals and financial experts focused on delivering value to utility, commercial, and agricultural end-users interested in solar photovoltaic solutions.

The IND Solar Farm is the largest planned airport solar farm in North America. Construction began in March at the entrance to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The IND Solar Farm is under a public-private partnership that includes the Indianapolis Airport Authority, the City of Indianapolis, and privately held businesses General Energy Solutions, Telamon Corp., Johnson Melloh Solutions and Indianapolis Power and Light.


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