Q1 2017 Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Company Newsletter

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Trainings & Events
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Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner
Yaskawa - Solectria Solar recently launched the Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner (RSDCOM) for three-phase string inverters. This RSDCOM offers a complete solution to NEC 2014 and 2017, Article 690.12, requiring commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors outside the PV array boundary. The RSDCOM is designed to seamlessly integrate with Yaskawa - Solectria Solar's PVI 14-60TL three-phase transformerless inverters. It allows operation of 1 or 2 MPPT zone configurations, with up to 5 strings per MPPT zone. Several other options such as fuses and surge arrestors are also available.

Click here for the data sheet >>
Read the full press release here to learn more about the RSDCOM >>
Central Inverter Warranties are Expiring
  Many inverters installed in the last 10+ years ar now failing and are no longer protected by the original product warranty. With no possibility of extending warranty coverage due to manufacturers going out of business, system owners need a simple way to swap out obsolete inverters and maintain solar power production. Yaskawa - Solectria Solar has the answer: Solectria's time-tested 600V central inverter line provides the simplest solution to replacing an existing inverter and restoring the site's production to the highest level possible. 

Sign up for our upcoming webinar to learn more about replacement units >>
Swap in and Swap out

Below is a table outlining specific units that are no longer available that can be replaced with a Yaskawa - Solectria Solar central inverter, manufactured right in Lawrence, MA. 
Transformer-Based 3-Phase Central Inverters Inverter Model Compatibility for Replacement
(PVP 50)
AE 100TX
(PVP 100)
AE 250NX (Solaron 250)AE 333NX (Solaron 500)AE 500NX (Solaron 500)AE 500TXAE 1000NX/
AE 1100NX
    AE 500TX  
PowerGAte Plus 50kWPowerGate Plus 100kWPowerGate Plus 250kWPowerGate Plus 375kWPoweGate Plus 500kW  
 Xantrex GT100Xantrex GT250    
    Sinver 500 M TL  
  SMA 250USMA 500U   

Learn more here >>

Click below to check out the webinars we hosted this past quarter.Register for our next webinar:
  • April 13th - Mission Possible: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar's Solution to Replacing Your Failing our Out of Warranty Inverter - REGISTER HERE
Register now for our upcoming Webinar>>

We will present a Complete Inverter Design Training hosted by CALSEIA in Sacramento on May 16, 2017. During this training, we will focus on simplifying solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale inverter, combiner boxes, and web-based monitoring. In addition to our products, we will review NEC 2014 and 2017 code compliance and industry design trends.

By attending this 4 hour training you will recieve 4 NABCEP credits.
Date:     May 16, 2017
Time:     9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:     1107 9th Street Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95814
Credits:     4 NABCEP CEUs

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  Register now for our upcoming training at CALSEIA>>
Upcoming Events
Yaskawa - Solectria Solar will be attending, sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at several upcoming solar events. Contact us today to schedule a meeting a Yaskawa - Solectria Solar representative at one of these events. 
North Carolina State Energy Conference
April 11-12, 2017
Raleigh, NC
Oregon Solar Energy Conference
May 9-11, 2017
Portland, OR
GTM Solar Summit
May 17-18, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ
Midwest Solar Expo
May 22 -24, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

View all our upcoming events, trainings, and webinars>>
Solectria's 4th Annual Ski TripThe weather was cold, but that didn't stop the Solectria team from enjoying great skiing up at Mt. Sunapee!

Souper Bowl Chili Cook Off!

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar got into the Superbowl spirit with our own cook-off! Congrats to our winners who wowed the judges (and employees) with their phenomenal cooking!

If you're looking for a fun team to work with, check out our open positions.

Visit our Career Page to Join Our Team >>
85°C Bakery Cafe
Location: Brea, California
Project Size: 324.89kW
PV Module: 
Sungreen Systems
Inverters/Products: (7) PVI 36TL
10-16 Aquarium Drive
Location: Secaucus, NJ
Project Size: 370.88kW
Inverters/Products: (3) PVI 60TL & (2) PVI 50TL
Would you like your installation to be featured in our next newsletter? 
Email your photos and site details to marketing@solectria.com.

Vern Walsh

Senior Field Service Technician


Vern Walsh joined Yaskawa - Solectria Solar in the summer of 2011 as a Field Service Technician and has risen to his current position of Senior Field Service Technician.
Vern started his career in 1998 at On-Queue Computer as a computer technician. There, he fixed and refurbished high end Hewlett-Packard Unix work stations and servers. He worked his way up to the Lead Technician, then on to the Warehouse Manager. In 2003, Vern moved on to Retrievex, a medical records storage company. He began as an off-site project manager, travelling to medical facilities and managing a team of employees. Vern was then promoted to Shredding Operations Manager, overseeing the entire shredding division of the company.  After leaving Retrievex, Vern continued his education. In 2011 he graduated from North Shore Community College’s Energy Utility Technology program. The program focused on the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power. Following graduation, he interned at National Grid’s Training Facility in Millbury, Massachusetts where he participated in electrical lineman training.
Following his internship at National Grid, Vern joined Yaskawa- Solectria Solar as a member of the growing field service team to provide field service for products. His knowledge of Solectria products and experience in the field are invaluable to the Technical Support and Service team.
Vern grew up and continues to live in Massachusetts. When not providing excellent field service to customers, Vern enjoys spending time with his family and three children, fishing, kayaking, going to the beach, a good laugh and spending time at his camp in Maine.