Advanced Energy Industries Inc. says its AE 75TX solar inverters have been selected by First Power and Light for a 147 kW solar energy system at the Mary Switzer Building in Washington, D.C.
When the project is completed, the building will be the oldest federal building in the District to utilize solar power, Advanced Energy notes. The entire system uses U.S.-manufactured components and is being installed by First Power and Light, a solar installer recently acquired by Mainstream Entertainment.
Originally built in 1939, the Mary Switzer Building today houses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, among other government employees. The building was selected as a candidate for complete modernization as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The installation also features system racking components manufactured by Daetwyler in Huntersville, N.C., and modules manufactured at Motech's facility in Newark, Del.