Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Provides Inverters for One of the Largest Professional Sport Stadium PV Systems in North America

Lawrence, MA – October 8, 2015 – Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it has provided its PVI 28TL inverters to Russell Pacific and Auric Solar for Rio Tinto Stadium. This 2MW system will offset 73 percent of the stadium’s total annual power needs – the largest offset for any professional stadium in North America.

The PV system on Rio Tinto Stadium is comprised of nearly 6,500 modules, most being installed on new solar-covered parking structures around the stadium. Rio Tinto Stadium now boasts the 4th largest solar array of any professional sports stadium in North America. The system is equivalent to removing 450 cars from the road or planting 47,278 trees annually.

“We have distributed Solectria products to the PV industry since 2010 and have always found them to be the most reliable and bankable products available,” said Jay Miles, VP of Distributed Sales at Russell Pacific. “Solectria’s  transformerless residential and commercial inverters have proven to be the safest and most dependable in the marketplace today.”

“It’s exciting to see Solectria inverters in large stadium and convention center installations, such as this and others including  AT&T Park, the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Minneapolis Convention Center, to name a few,” said Mark Goodreau, Director of sales at Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. “Russell Pacific has been a valuable partner of ours and we are proud to be chosen by them for high profile systems such as the Rio Tinto Stadium.”

The ribbon cutting for this PV system will be today, October 8th, at 11am.  Company representatives from Russell Pacific, the installers, Auric Solar, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, and Salt Lake City Mayor, Ralph Becker, are expected to be in attendance.  To see a complete view of the install, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9S8uA-NIcM.

About Yaskawa - Solectria Solar

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the largest commercial inverter manufacturer in the U.S. Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Yaskawa – Solectria Solar is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA.  PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.  To learn more, please go to www.solectria.com.

About Russell Pacific

Founded in May 2009 by industry veterans, Russell Pacific is committed to providing a distribution solution for solar installers and integrators navigating the emerging solar market. We have taken on the responsibility of determining the best products and negotiating the lowest prices for a small, manageable product line of industry-leading solar trackers, modules, mounting systems and inverters. To learn more, please visit http://russellpacific.com/products/solectria/.

About Auric Solar

Auric Solar is a leading provider of clean, reliable and renewable solar power. The Utah-based company specializes in renewable energy solutions for residential and commercial properties. Auric Solar manages every aspect of a project’s lifecycle, including site analysis, custom design, installation, financing, operations and maintenance. The Company was recently named to the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies as well as the Utah Business Magazine’s Fast 50 list, and Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractors list. Headquartered in Midvale, UT, Auric Solar serves all of Utah, Idaho and Louisiana. For more information, please visit http://www.auricsolar.com.



Natalie Holtgrefe

Sr. Marketing Manager

Yaskawa - Solectria Solar

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Jay Miles

VP of Distributed Sales

Russell Pacific