Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial solar PV inverter manufacturer, has announced that its three-phase, transformerless PVI 28TL inverters were installed at the Goodyear Rubber Manufacturing Facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
The 1 MW solar array consists of over 3,000 solar modules powered by 33 Solectria PVI 28TL inverters and cover the main manufacturing plant and five parking canopies. The Goodyear Rubber Rancho Cucamonga facility was built in 1961, and the company is an offshoot of the original Goodyear Rubber Co. established in 1872.
This system was developed and integrated by REP Solar and completed in December 2015. Goodyear chose to have a PV system to reduce operating expenses and its carbon footprint. The 1 MW project is expected to produce approximately 40 million kWh and save the company $8 million over 25 years.
“We are honored to be chosen to power the 1 MW PV array at the most prestigious rubber and tire company in the world,” remarks Phil Vyhanek, president of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.