Solectria Renewables, LLC, the U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced that its SMARTGRID inverters (SGI) have been chosen to power the 1.65 MW PV array at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the largest rooftop installation in Utah as well as the largest convention center installation in North America.
Bella Energy, a national commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company based in Louisville, Colorado, chose Solectria Renewables’ SGI 500 & 300 commercial & utility‐scale inverters. This 1.65 MW array will produce approximately 2.4 MWh per year. It will eliminate more than 4.3 million pounds of CO2 per year which equates to the electricity consumption in about 228 homes.
“This project took a lot of hard work, but our team assembled a package backed by the highest efficiency and most reliable inverters by Solectria Renewables,” stated Andrew McKenna, VP of Bella Energy. “Bella Energy prides itself on providing the highest quality solar equipment and solutions that power some of the large arrays across the United States.”
“The Salt Palace Convention Center project demonstrates the opportunities of rooftop installations throughout the United States,” said Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. “The progression from small to large rooftop installations has accelerated over the past few years. Solectria Renewables is proud to be part of Salt Lake City’s commitment to renewable energy.”
“Salt Lake County is committed to reducing its energy usage through conservation and the use of renewable technology at its facilities,” said Peter M. Corroon, Mayor of Salt Lake County. “This spring we look forward to producing a significant portion of the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center’s electrical power with this solar array. We are proud to offer our future convention guests clean power from the largest solar rooftop installation in Utah and one of the largest in the country. This project was made possible by an unprecedented private/public partnership and serves as an example of the significant and untapped solar potential in the state of Utah.”