Solectria Renewables’ Inverter Powers Mazda’s R&D Center in Irvine, California

Lawrence, MA – April 14, 2014 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its SGI 300 was chosen to power the Mazda R&D Center in Irvine, California.  Mazda worldwide has an environmental initiative to diversify its energy sources and to use them efficiently, as demonstrated by installing this 317 kW solar system.

This PV system was installed by Sun Integration of Sherman Oaks, California.  It also includes 1222 Mitsubishi Electric modules and Orion™ Solar Racking. The system is estimated to supply more than 489,684 kWh annually. The clean energy produced over the system’s expected lifespan of 25 years will prevent an estimated 18.6 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the emissions resulting from burning 19,625 barrels of oil. The project was financed in part by the federal business energy investment tax credit and the California Solar Initiative rebate.

“It’s an honor to be chosen for a project by Mitsubishi Electric and for a well-known car manufacturer, such as Mazda,” said John Lavelle, Regional Sales Manager at Solectria Renewables.  “We appreciate Mazda’s worldwide environmental initiative and are proud to be a part of this project for their R&D center.”

“Solectria Renewables inverters compliment Mitsubishi Electric modules because both companies are focused on producing high-quality products,” said Gina Heng, Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric’s PV Division.  “We were pleased to recommend Solectria’s product for the Mazda project, building on our past successful collaborations with the Company.”

To learn more about Solectria Renewables, please visit or visit them at Greentech Media’s Solar Summit in Phoenix, Arizona April 14-16, 2014 where they are exhibiting as a Gold Sponsor and will take part in the Assessing Inverter Performance and Reliability panel on Tuesday, April 15th at 2:15pm.