Q2 2016 Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Company Newsletter

Newsletter - Q2 2016

Intersolar 2016 and the new PVI 50TL & PVI 60TL Inverters  

While Yaskawa - Solectria Solar will not be exhibiting at Intersolar North America 2016, our team will be present at the trade show and conference and is looking forward to meeting with you. To schedule a meeting with a member of our team, please email: natalie.holtgrefe@solectria.com.  We will showcase our newest three-phase, transformerless 50 & 60 kW inverters, the PVI 50/60TL

In addition, Yaskawa - Solectria Solar will sponsor the Intersolar Solar Summerfest. Details:



WHEN: Tuesday, July 12th, 5pm-10pm
WHERE: CityView, Metreon Rooftop, 101 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
TICKETS: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (we do not have any free passes)


To learn more about the the new PVI 50/60TL inverters, CLICK HERE.

Using Y-Connectors in String Inverter Systems
 In the July/August 2016 Edition of SolarPro, Eric Every, Senior Applications Engineer at Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, writes about using Y-connectors in string inverter PV systems. Eric explores cases in which PV system designers should use Y-connectors, what the code implications may be, how they may be used with internal inverter combiners and the realized cost savings associated with using them.
To view this article CLICK HERE.

Technical Webinars

Did you know we frequently host Webinars?  Did you also know we post all of our Webinars on YouTube?  Our webinars dive into technical aspects of our inverters and/or how to engineer PV systems. In Q2 2016, we hosted 4 Webinars.  Click the links below to view them!


Our next webinar explores the newest features and options added to our string combiners, DISCOM and ARCCOM. To read more about these features, CLICK HERE.  To sign up for the webinar, CLICK HERE.  
To view and/or sign up for our next webinars, go to our webinar events page.  

PV Inverter Blog Launch

We officially launched our new PV Inverter blog in May! Since its inception, there have been posts about effective grounding and NEC 2014. Our goal is to focus on top industry topics, news, recently installed projects and life at Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.  Readers are able to subscribe to the blog in which contributors (both from Yaskawa – Solectria Solar and industry collaborators) will keep you up to date on the latest trends, events, research and other relevant topics. We're looking forward to adding to this blog over the next few months, especially during Intersolar and SPI.

Check out our blog by going to: www.solectria.com/blog

 We are ONE MILLION STRONG (and growing)

Solar has become a major energy source in the United States. In May, the U.S. reached 1 million solar installations and the numbers continue to grow. It took 40 years to get to 1 million installations, but we will reach 2 million installations much sooner.  According to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the industry will reach this landmark in 2018.  We would like to thank everyone in the industry for contributing to this amazing growth.  Here are a few more facts from SEIA:           Want to know more?

Recent Installations

Touchstone Energy Project

Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Project Size: 17.5MW
Inverters: QTY 20, SGI 750XTM; String Combiners; SolrenView Monitoring

Martin Luther King Jr. School

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Project Size: 592kW
Inverters: QTY 20, PVI 23/28TL; QTY 1, PVI 20TL

Roadrunner Food Bank

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Project Size: 369kW

Inverters: QTY 11, PVI 23/28TL 


Meet our Team!

Danielle Kershner
Channel Marketing Specialist
Danielle Kershner joined the Yaskawa - Solectria Solar team as the Channel Marketing Specialist in March 2016. In this role, she is responsible for growing and supporting channel sales with distribution partners across the U.S. through marketing activities including trainings, trade show support, road shows, advertising, email marketing and more. She is working to transform the channel through renewed infrastructure and programs for distribution accounts.
Prior to joining Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, Danielle worked as a Senior Account Executive at Eco Branding, a public relations and marketing agency for cleantech companies. Wearing multiple hats, she led the agency in media outreach, event planning, account management, web development and digital marketing. She generated articles for clients in top-tier trade publications including Wired Magazine, Fox Business, Renewable Energy World, Green Building Elements, and Solar Power World.
Before joining the cleantech industry, she spent several years honing her marketing and communications skills in several industries and countries including Israel and Thailand. Danielle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of work Danielle volunteers for Women in Solar Energy (WISE) and enjoys hiking, camping, music festivals, traveling and exploring New England. 

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