by Natalie Holtgrefe June 25, 2014
Lawrence, MA – June 24, 2014 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced at the PV America show today in Boston, MA, that IESI (Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc.) has chosen Solectria Renewables SMARTGRID Inverters for seven projects in Massachusetts totaling 22MW. These projects are a combination of the Concord Landfill, the Grafton Water District (a water utility in Grafton which required MassDEP permission to construct), and five commercial sites (a medical device manufacturer in Chicopee; Skyline Trail in Chester; Mount St. Mary’s Abbey in Franklin; Stetson Road in Barre; and Britton Road in Barre).
Massachusetts has set ambitious solar energy targets since 2001 and met each of the goals years in advance. In April 2007, Governor Deval Patrick announced a goal of 250 MW of installed solar power by 2017. This goal was achieved in Q1 of 2013, when Governor Patrick set a new goal to reach 1.6GW by 2020.
“Solectria Renewables is a nationally recognized producer of quality inverters,” said Richard McCarthy, Director of Energy Services at IESI. “Not only are its products highly reliable, but the company also continues to evolve its inverters’ efficiency and capacity to meet their customers’ needs.”
The clean energy produced over the systems’ cumulative expected lifespan is equivalent to removing 4,065 cars from the roads, 2.2 million gallons of gas, and 20.7 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.
“We are honored to be a part of IESI’s solar portfolio,” said Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. “The SMARTGRID inverters selected for these solar projects will help IESI and its customers achieve maximum power production and system reliability.”
Solectria Renewables is exhibiting at the PV America Trade Show in booth #611 in Boston Massachusetts, June 23-25. They will also host Commercial Design Considerations and Medium Voltage Design Considerations Trainings during PV America on June 24th at 1:30-2:30pm and June 25th at 10:30-11:30am, respectively, on the trade show floor in booth #101. To learn more or to sign up for the trainings, please visit: http://www.solectria.com/?
About Solectria Renewables, LLC
Solectria Renewables, LLC is a leading U.S.-based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer. We offer residential, commercial and utility-scale inverters. Our versatile line of high efficiency products provide power solutions ranging from 1 kW residential systems to multi-megawatt solar farms. Solectria Renewables’ products are backed by more than 25 years of experience in the power electronic and inverter industries and are supported by world class warranties. All of our three-phase central and utility-scale PV inverters are manufactured in the USA, ARRA compliant, and listed to UL 1741/IEEE 1547. To learn more about Solectria Renewables, please visit
About IESI (Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc.)
IESI (Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc.) is a leading provider of energy efficiency and environmental consulting services for the commercial, municipal and industrial markets. IESI provides the consistent, high quality, responsive, and low-cost environmental services associated with smaller firms, but with the depth and expertise of larger traditional environmental and energy consulting firms. To learn more, please visit http://www.iesionline.com.