Q4 2016 Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Company Newsletter

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Residential Sale Webinars &
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Yaskawa - Solectria Solar recently launched the DISCOM 1500, the latest product in our suite of string combiners. Our string combiners feature the broadest product offering available in the industry today. With the highest quality and durability, the DISCOM 1500 allows for simplified installation and mounting flexibility, and provides the best safety and protection features. The 1,500 VDC combiners are available in 8-24 fused positions and include a wide range of fuse values allowing up to 36 string inputs. The standard enclosure is powder coated steel (Type 4) with the fiberglass (Type 4X) enclosure option available upon request. The DISCOM 1500 includes connection plates for compression terminals (2 per output up to 600 kcmil or 1 per output up to 750 kcmil) and 90˚C terminal rating. 

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Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar will be releasing a Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner as a solution to NEC 2014 and NEC 2017 Article 690.12 requirements for PV array level rapid shutdown.  This is designed to seamlessly integrate with Yaskawa - Solectria Solar's PVI 14/20/23/28/36/50/60TL three-phase transformerless inverters.

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Residential Market Forecast
According to GTM Research, residential solar is the fastest growing market segment at a projected 17% annual rate through 2020. Furthermore, single-phase string inverter shipments are growing 16% annually through 2020. Single-phase string inverters will continue to gain market share as warranties for string inverters begin to expire and replacement opportunities surface. Overall, it’s exciting to see the anticipated growth in residential PV installations in the coming years.
Yaskawa - Solectria Solar and the Residential Market

The average residential rooftop is currently installed for $2.75 per Watt. PV inverters make up the smallest BOS component at only 4%, despite being the only moving part in the whole system.

Since its founding in 2005, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar has offered a reliable and quality residential inverter product. Yaskawa – Solectria Solar continues to align itself with the solar market and grow alongside the residential forecast. Single-phase products include:

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Residential Winter Sale

We are generating momentum for our residential product offering through our winter promotion, providing cost-competitive residential PV inverters. Earn cash rebates for every residential inverter you purchase through a Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Authorized Distributor. Talk to your local distributor today to find out more about our discounted pricing and rebates.

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Click below to check out the webinars we hosted this past quarter.Our next webinar will focus on Yaskawa –Solectria Solar’s DISCOM 1500, the newest combiner box  and most reliable choice for Utility-Scale PV Systems. We will review product features, utility-scale design considerations and showcase the labor-saving advantages when using Yaskawa – Solectria Solar products.

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We will host a Complete Inverter Design Training at Yaskawa - Solectria Solar's headquarters in Lawrence, MA on March 7th, 2017. During this training, we will focus on simplifying solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale inverters, combiner boxes, and web-based monitoring. In addition to our products, we will review NEC 2014 code compliance and industry design trends such as effective grounding and preparing for NEC 2017.

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    Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

    Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered  to name the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits helmed by women. Yaskawa - Solectria Solar CEO & Founder Anita Worden is the recipient of this award for the second year in a row. Several Yaskawa - Solectria Solar team members joined Anita at an honorary breakfast.

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    Yaskawa - Solectria Solar Holiday Decorating Contest

    Yaskawa - Solectria Solar's headquarters in Lawrence came to life this holiday season with a decorating contest. Individual cubicles and entire departments were transformed into  winter and holiday themed wonderlands. We may just never take the decorations down!

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

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    Chua Di Lac Buddhist Temple

    Location: San Jose, California
    Project Size: 49.8kW
    PV Module: 
    Solar Systems, Inc.
    Inverters/Products: (3) PVI 14TL

    Nebraska Valley Solar Farm & Waterhouse Solar  

    Location: Stowe & Hyde Park, Vermont

    Project Size: 2.7MW
    Encore Renewables
    Inverters/Products: (56) PVI 28TL & PVI 36TL

    Would you like your installation to be featured in our next newsletter? 
    Email your photos and site details to marketing@solectria.com

    Miles C. Russell

    Director, Product Management

    Miles C. Russell joined the executive team at Yaskawa - Solectria Solar as the Director of Product Management in October 2016.  In this role he has responsibility for the company’s product roadmap to ensure that our solutions continue to exceed customer expectations and market demands, and further the company’s success. This involves navigating the always-changing global landscape of solar markets, and the various forces that shape it. He brings the perspective of a solar industry veteran and accomplished leader in the field.
    Prior to joining Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, Miles led the engineering team at SunEdison in the development of a micro-inverter and AC module -- a role that came about through the acquisition of his 2006 startup, GreenRay. Miles has broad industry experience including: product innovation, engineering design, simulations and modeling, codes and standards, business development, and an overarching drive to advance the solar industry.
    Originally hailing from central Illinois, Miles has called Massachusetts home since coming east for a position in solar at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, following completion of his graduate degree at Stanford University.  He enjoys staying fit and hopes to be driving an electric vehicle in the near future.