US manufacturer Solectria Renewables is to supply its inverters to a 2.5MW ground-mounted PV system in Roswell, New Mexico.
The solar facility is being been constructed by Green States Energy, an independent power producer headquartered in New Jersey.
Solectria will use its PVI 95KW line central inverters to power the solar plant.
Stephen Clevett, Green States Energy’s chief executive said: “This installation will be one of the largest in New Mexico and provide power to the surrounding communities. As part of a retail programme, power from our projects is used right in the local community we are proud to be a part of. We evaluated many inverter manufacturers for this project. Solectria Renewables’ central inverters proved to be the most robust, reliable and efficient.”
When complete, the local electric utility firm Xcel Energy will purchase the generated electricity.
Together with the solar plant’s sister project installed in 2010, it is said to produce more than 9 million kWh of electricity annually to the community, enough to power approximately 780 homes.
Phil Vyhanek, Solectria Renewables’ president said: “New Mexico is a hotspot for solar production and Green States Energy is one of the largest independent power producers in the state. We are pleased to be selected as the inverter manufacturer for this project. IPP’s such as Green States Energy realize that our inverters provide them with the greatest ROI for solar installations due to their reliability, efficiency and bankability.”