Q3 2017 Yaskawa Solectria Solar Company Newsletter

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Featuring XGI: The Next Generation of American Inverters

Yaskawa Solectria Solar announced the all new XGI series of inverters. The XGI line is designed, engineered in Lawrence, MA and assembled and tested at Yaskawa America's facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL. 

The XGI 1000V inverters for commercial applications come in 60kW and 65kW and the utility-scale XGI 1500V are offered in 125kW and 166kW. These inverters are designed to achieve unmatched quality and reliability, with every individual component carefully selected and tested to last well beyond its warranty.

Standardized communication protocols allow the XGI to easily connect to any network and lower balance of system costs. From a single location, customers can access all inverters on-site via WiFi; in addition, remote diagnostics and firmware upgrades simplify fleet management. The new level of reliability lowers overall system costs and enhances operational efficiency.
  Read the full press release here

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Setting a New Standard for Quality and Reliability
  Yaskawa Solectria Solar, and Yaskawa America, Inc. have combined resources to provide higher quality PV inverters with reliability that is unmatched in the PV industry. 

Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s dedication to total quality control standards enabled the company to achieve the most prestigious quality award in the world, the Deming Application Prize. This high-level quality standard is incorporated into all new products that come from Yaskawa Solectria Solar. In addition to traditional ALT (accelerated life testing) and HALT (highly accelerated life testing) testing, every single component used in building the inverters is tested separately. All components have been upgraded to enhance reliability and performance. More rigorous testing methods have been introduced to ensure XGI 1000 and XGI 1500 inverters can withstand heat, cold, water, dust and vibration, and are designed to last up to 30 years.

Click below to check out the webinars we hosted this past quarter.
Upcoming Events
Yaskawa Solectria Solar will be attending and sponsoring the upcoming solar events. Contact us today to schedule a meeting with a Yaskawa Solectria Solar representative at an event. 
New England Solar & Storage Symposium
October 26, 2017Boston, MA

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Yaskawa Solectria Solar at SPI
The Yaskawa Solectria Solar team headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for Solar Power International 2017 this past September. We had a great time meeting with solar customers and networking with old and new colleagues in the solar industry. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and checked out our latest XGI inverters!

Read our SPI 2017 recap blog post>>
Jacksonville Solar ProjectChamisal Creek Ranch
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Project Size: 7 MW
Installer: Northwest Jacksonville Solar Partners  
Developer: GroSolar
Inverters: PVI 36TL (196)
Location: Arbuckle, CA
Project Size: 658.44 kW
Installer: Sunworks
Developer: Sunworks
Inverters: PVI 36TL(13), PVI 28TL(2), PVI 23TL(1)
Would you like your installation to be featured in our next newsletter? Email your photos and site details to marketing@solectria.com.

Phil W. Swanson
Technical Support Manager

Phil W. Swanson joined Yaskawa - Solectria Solar in October of 2015 in the newly create role of “Technical Support Engineer”. Phil was brought on to help rebuild the Technical Support department, who’s ultimate goal was to set the industry standard as the most technically proficient group of support professionals. Phil is responsible for handling incoming technical calls, providing troubleshooting support and ultimately diagnosing and correcting product or system related issues. In addition to working directly with the customers, Phil has collaborated with the management team to improve our customer relationship management (CRM) database and streamline many of the departments policies and procedures. Moving forward, Phil hopes to implement a knowledge management system at Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a powerful tool that will allow our technical support department to better serve our customers, reducing downtime and increasing system production.
Prior to joining Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, Phil worked as an Applications Engineer at Pika Energy, an MIT based startup that designs and manufactures small scale wind turbines, solar inverters and battery chargers which operate on a DC microgrid. Phil has always had an affinity for renewable energy. As a student at the University of Southern Maine he worked to found a student chapter of Engineers Without Boarders, which went on to install a solar hot water system for an orphanage in Guatemala.
Phil grew up in the coastal town of York, Maine, where he enjoyed surfing, skiing, fishing and hiking. Since then he has called several states home including NH, MA and UT. Phil holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Environmental Science. He looks forward to moving into and solarizing a home that he has recently purchased with his wife in Danvers, MA.