Yaskawa - Solectria PV inverters deployed in Vermont’s first municipality-owned solar PV systems

The solar PV systems are the first to be owned by town and village utilities in Vermont
The solar PV systems are the first to be owned by town and village utilities in Vermont

U.S. commercial solar PV inverter manufacturer Yaskawa - Solectria Solar (Lawrence, MA) on December 1st, 2016 announced that its PVI 28TL and PVI 36TL inverters have been deployed in two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Vermont that are the first to be owned by town and village utilities.

The Nebraska Valley and Waterhouse Solar Farms total 2.7 MW and will produce enough solar power to supply 229 homes for one year.

Stowe Electric Department and Hyde Park Electric Department respectively own their PV assets outright at project commissioning at a cost per kWh generated that is below market rates for Purchase Power Agreements (PPAs) for similarly sized third-party owned projects.

Each utility secured financing under the U.S. Treasury Department’s Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) program and benefited by cost savings associated with developing and constructing the two projects concurrently.

Vermont-based Encore Renewable Energy worked with both municipal utilities to develop the projects. Namasté Solar, a longtime customer of Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, was selected to provide engineering, procurement, and construction for both projects.

“These installations are excellent examples of municipal utilities bringing solar to their communities and demonstrate how all parties benefit by harvesting the sun’s energy,“ said Mark Goodreau, Director of Sales at Yaskawa - Solectria Solar.

 

2016-12-02 | Courtesy: Yaskawa - Solectria Solar | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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