Cupertino Electric has installed Advanced Energy Industries’ (AE) Solaron inverters at a new 35MW PV project in California’s Central Valley. The project is owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and comprised of two separate systems in Stroud (20MW) and Westside (15MW). In total, the Stroud and Westside systems are equipped with 70 of AE’s 500kW Solaron grid-tied inverters.
Solaron’s inverter has one of the industry’s leading energy-efficiency ratings and can also boast the lowest levelised cost of energy (LCOE). “After considering all of the options, we found AE to be the best overall choice thanks to their combination of technical solution and price,” said Cupertino Electric’s project manager, Meisa Kassis. “Our successful delivery of this project to Pacific Gas and Electric Company was made possible by the contributions of subcontractors and suppliers like AE.”
“The Central Valley holds incredible potential as a source of clean energy for California and this project shows the major strides utilities are making in accelerating the deployment of renewable energy,” AE’s sales and marketing VP, Steve Levy, said. “By selecting industry-leading technology that delivers maximum energy harvest and industry-best LCOE from a bankable partner like AE, our customers benefit and are a key part of the equation to maximise return on investment.”