Solectria Renewables Powers the South’s First Parking Area Solar Array that Incorporates Electric Vehicle Charging
Lawrence, MA – August 4, 2010 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today the installation of its commercial inverters at the first photovoltaic (PV) system with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Southern United States. Solectria Renewables, in partnership with Outpost Solar, provided two (2) 13kW PVI grid-tied inverters for the 20.16kW system installed at Richland, LLC in Pulaski, Tennessee.
Outpost Solar’s parking area solar arrays combine function and form by integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging. Outpost Solar strategically decided to incorporate the EV charging stations to accommodate the growing EV market. The solar array will generate over 24,000 kWh of electricity annually which will be used to charge the EVs. The parking area is 55’ long and 32’ wide and will accommodate 12 electric vehicles.
All components used for the parking garage system are American made, including Solectria Renewables’ high efficiency inverters. Wilson Stevenson, President of Outpost Solar stated, “We chose Solectria Renewables inverters because of their reliability, efficiency and being manufactured in the United States. Their proven technology addressed the necessary requirements for this project and we expect maximum performance from the system.”
At the commissioning ceremony held this morning, Scott Bowden, Business Development Manager for Solectria Renewables said, “We are extremely excited to be the inverter provider for this project. Outpost Solar is leading the way in converting parking areas into energy resources. This project exemplifies Outpost Solar’s vision of the future.”
The commissioning ceremony was attended by U.S. Congressman, Lincoln Davis, Pulaski Mayor, Dan Spear, and Pulaski Electric System President, Wes Kelly as well as representatives from Solectria Renewables and Outpost Solar. Congressman Davis is a strong supporter of renewable energy projects and was extremely proud to take part in the ceremony and activate the array.