Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Inverters Chosen for Iowa’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Project

Lawrence, MA – July 13, 2016 – Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced at Intersolar North America today that its transformerless three-phase inverters were chosen for Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) utility-scale solar project that spans five sites across its service delivery territory.  The five sites total 5.56MW and are part of CIPCO’s plan to incorporate emissions-free resources to their assets.

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s inverters were chosen by the largest engineering, construction and development (EPC) firm in the Tri-State area, Azimuth Energy of St. Louis, Missouri, based on design flexibility, reliability, MPPT granularity, decreased BOS costs and allowing a robust energy production during maintenance.  Azimuth Energy has used Yaskawa’s inverters on other projects and found they were the best on the market.

Marc Lopata, PE President of Azimuth Energy stated, “We're pleased to work with Yaskawa – Solectria Solar again on this group of utility-scale projects. We've found their products and support to be top notch and unmatched by any other inverter supplier in the industry. By utilizing Yaskawa, we've met all production and uptime targets on previously completed utility-scale projects.”

“The CIPCO project demonstrates the advantages of using Yaskawa’s inverters in utility-scale systems,” stated Mark Goodreau, Director of Sales of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. “Yaskawa’s transformerless inverter solutions reduce Balance of System and O&M costs while maximizing energy production. These significant benefits are crucial to EPCs and system owners when choosing suppliers for long-term investments.”

While Yaskawa - Solectria Solar will not be exhibiting at Intersolar North America 2016, many of the company’s sales, marketing and executive team members will attend; Yaskawa – Solectria Solar will also be showing its newest three-phase, transformerless 50 & 60 kW inverters, the PVI 50/60TL, in private meeting space. To schedule a meeting with a member of our team, please email: natalie.holtgrefe@solectria.com.

About Yaskawa - Solectria Solar

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the largest commercial inverter manufacturer in the U.S. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA.  PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.  To learn more, please go to www.solectria.com.

About Azimuth Energy

Azimuth Energy is an engineering, construction, and development (EPC) support services company focused on the implementation of renewable energy and associated energy efficiency strategies. They are experts at innovative and creative solutions for solar energy, advanced technology microgrids, and energy efficiency integration. Building clean energy strategies into business models is what they do. To learn more, go to www.azimuthenergy.net.



Natalie Holtgrefe

Sr. Marketing Manager




Troy Libbra

Director of Business Development