Advanced Energy’s Solaron commissioned for 2MW plant


Advanced Energy Industries’ Solaron PV inverters have been commissioned for Colorado State University’s (CSU) 2MW solar power plant at its Foothills Campus. The Solaron products were selected for their high efficiency rating.

The 15-acre site is expected to be one of the largest solar installations at a U.S. university and is expected to produce more than 10% of the electricity required to power the Foothills Campus.

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The project involves a public-private partnership between CSU, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and Xcel Energy. The solar array will be constructed by AMEC, an international engineering and project management company.

Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of Advanced Energy said, “We’re proud to be working with these leading companies developing solar energy solutions to deliver clean, renewable energy to the Foothills Campus. We are confident that by delivering the highest efficiency available, our Solaron inverters will provide the maximum power harvest and the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE). CSU’s leadership in renewable energy is a great example for other universities and businesses across the country.”

The facility started producing power in December 2009 but is not expected to be fully commissioned until early 2010.

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