US-based inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables has delivered four 266kW SGI 266 smartgrid inverters to BlueChip Energy for what will be the largest PV rooftop installation in Florida. The inverters will power the first 1.5MW stage of the 10MW Rinehart Solar Farm project located in Lake Mary, Florida.
Covering the rooftop and surrounding grounds of the BlueChip Energy campus, including its 318,000 square foot production facility in Lake Mary, Florida, the completed 10MW installation is expected to provide over US$1 million in energy savings annually.
“BlueChip Energy, an alternative energy utility company that generates and renewable solar energy, evaluated various inverter manufacturers for this project and choose Solectria Renewables based on the reliability and the ability of their inverters to be deployed in and customized for any environment,” said Wayne Tupuloa, Blue Chip Energy's VP of operations.
“The US solar market has been exploding over the past two years, especially in the South where we are seeing a significant increase in grid-tied PV activity,” said Bob Montanaro, southeast regional sales manager of Solectria Renewables. “Blue Chip Energy is one of the largest developers in Florida, developing over 60MW of grid-tied PV projects and Solectria Renewables is proud to be the inverter of choice for the first phase of the Rinehart Solar Farm project, and largest rooftop installation in Florida.”