Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s transformerless, three-phase inverters have been chosen to be used for Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s (CIPCO) 5.56 MW utility-scale solar project, which spans five sites across CIPCO’s service delivery territory.
Massachusetts-based Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America Inc., says the facility is Iowa’s largest utility-scale solar project.
The inverters were selected by Azimuth Energy, a St. Louis-based engineering, construction and development (EPC) firm, which has used Yaskawa’s inverters on other projects.
“The CIPCO project demonstrates the advantages of using Yaskawa’s inverters in utility-scale systems,” says Mark Goodreau, director of sales for Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. “Yaskawa’s transformerless inverter solutions reduce balance-of-system and O&M costs while maximizing energy production. These significant benefits are crucial to EPCs and system owners when choosing suppliers for long-term investments.”