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PV Powered Inverters Used in 1 MW Solar Project at the University of Toledo

 

March 15, 2010—PV Powered, Inc., the innovation leader in solar inverter reliability, performance, and serviceability, announces that its commercial inverters have been installed at the University of Toledo's Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation in Toledo, Ohio. The 1.12 MW system was installed by Advanced Distributed Generation LLC (ADG) of Toledo, Ohio and will be owned and operated by Constellation Energy Projects & Services of Baltimore, Maryland, who in turn will sell the electricity that it generates back to the University under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

 

The ground-mount system incorporates a combination of 260kW and 100kW inverters organized in a centralized architecture, with two groupings of inverters mounted on pads 1000 feet apart and connected with a performance monitoring network.

Two PV Powered 260kW commercial inverters shown next to the ground
mount solar array at the University of Toledo 

 
“We chose PV Powered inverters because we were looking for a cost-effective and highly-reliable American-made product with high efficiency,” said Keith Dandridge, Project Manager at ADG. “We like the inverters’ simplistic and rugged design, and the responsiveness and quality of PV Powered’s technical support exceeds that of any other inverter company that we’ve dealt with.”

“The key to making PPAs pencil out financially is inverter technologies that maximize the energy harvest and are highly reliable over the long term,” said Erick Petersen, PV Powered’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “An intense focus on engineering high reliability into our products has enabled us to be first in the industry to offer 10-year warranties standard and optional 20-year warranties nationwide.”

About PV Powered
PV Powered is the innovation leader for grid-tied PV inverters in the residential, commercial and utility markets, setting the industry standard for innovation in reliability and efficiency. Founded in Bend, Oregon in 2003 and privately owned, the company brings together one of the most experienced design teams in solar power electronics. PV Powered was recently selected to receive a Stage 2 award under the Solar Energy Grid Integration System (SEGIS) program by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The company is leading a team of recognized distributed energy and smart grid partners in developing innovations that increase energy harvest, reduce the cost of PV systems, and remove barriers to high levels of PV grid penetration. For more information on the company, visit www.pvpowered.com.

About ADG
Advanced Distributed Generation LLC is a design/build firm with in-house engineering and installation capabilities and offices in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan, and projects underway throughout the Midwest. With one of the lowest installed costs per Watt in the industry, the company is focused on lowering the cost of solar energy to make it competitive with other forms of power generation.