Solectria Renewables Inverters to Help Bring 22 MW of Solar to Massachusetts


Solectria Renewables announces that its inverters have been chosen for 22 MW of projects in Massachusetts — including a landfill, a water utility, and five commercial projects. The clean energy expected to be produced by the systems over their lifetimes is equivalent to keeping 20.7 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

There’s been a lot of good solar news at PV America this week. Befitting the Boston conference location, U.S. PV inverter maker Solectria Renewables, LLC announced that its SMARTGRID inverters have been chosen by Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc. (IESI) for 22 MW of projects in Massachusetts.

The seven installations span a variety of projects:


  • The Concord Landfill

  • The Grafton Water District

  • Five commercial sites: a medical device manufacturer in Chicopee, Skyline Trail in Chester, Mount St. Mary’s Abbey in Franklin, Stetson Road in Barre, and Britton Road in Barre.


This is a nice uptick to the 464 MW of solar already installed in Massachusetts as of the end of 2013. The state has a goal of reaching 1.6 GW by 2020.

That’s a lot of clean energy. For these seven projects alone, the clean energy produced over the systems’ cumulative expected lifespan is equivalent to removing 4,065 cars from the roads, eliminating the need for 2.2 million gallons of gas, and keeping 20.7 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

“We are honored to be a part of IESI’s solar portfolio,” said Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. “The SMARTGRID inverters selected for these solar projects will help IESI and its customers achieve maximum power production and system reliability.”

“Solectria Renewables is a nationally recognized producer of quality inverters,” said Richard McCarthy, Director of Energy Services at IESI. “Not only are its products highly reliable, but the company also continues to evolve its inverters’ efficiency and capacity to meet their customers’ needs.”