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  • Solstice Installation at Alpha Grainger

    Specifications

    System Size
    425 kW
    Location
    Franklin, MA
    Solar Panel
    1575 Suntech 270W
    Inverter
    Four Satcon Solstice® 100kW solutions, integrated with sixteen Solstice SSB combiner boxes
    Mounting System
    PanelClaw Polar Bear FRMS

    Solar Optimized

    "Broadway Electrical is committed to providing our customers solar PV systems utilizing the most reliable and innovative solutions on the market so they will in turn deliver the most cost effective, highest performing and most dependable renewable energy for decades. Satcon is the world leader commercial and utility PV solar power conversion and we are excited to have the opportunity to deliver the first commercial implementation of their Solstice solution."

    -- Lawrence Hurwitz, CEO of Broadway Electrical, Inc.

    The Next Generation of Large-Scale Power Production

    Broadway Electrical selected Satcon’s Solstice® system, the first complete power harvesting and management solution for utility-scale solar power plants, for their 400 kW rooftop installation. The solar plant will supply power to Alpha Grainger Manufacturing’s Franklin, Massachusetts facility and was built as part of Alpha Grainger’s green initiative to offset their manufacturing plant’s high usage of energy with clean, renewable energy. Solstice provides Alpha Grainger an optimized, end-to-end, panel-to-grid Solar PV electrical power generation system that increases total system performance, reducing overall balance of system costs, and enhances system controllability, safety and uptime. With Solstice, Alpha Grainger is able to improve energy production through a combination of fine-grained energy harvest and a highly optimized power conditioning process.

    The Solstice SSB

  • Solstice Provides Optimized Performance

    Specifications

    System Size
    184 kW
    Location
    Zhenjiang, China
    Solar Panel
    190W crystalline, 120W crystalline, BIPV, 43W thin film
    Inverter
    Two Satcon Solstice®, 100kW solutions, integrated with ten Solstice SSB combiner boxes
    Mounting System

    Optimized System Design

    "This project was so complex. It involved three different module technologies and so many different angles to the sun. We were faced with the prospect of using dozens of inverters scattered throughout the building. When I realized that the Solstice architecture could handle the entire job, I was really amazed. It has made an exciting project even more amazing. I always thought of Satcon as a leader in large scale ground mount PV. Now with Solstice, I believe they can really lead in BIPV as well, which will be a huge, emerging market."

    -- Scott Burton, CEO of Parity Solar

    Large Scale System Flexibility

    Satcon’s Solstice® system, the first complete power harvesting and management solution for utility-scale solar power plants, was selected by Parity Solar for their 184 kilowatts (kW) rooftop installation. The Solstice system enabled Parity Solar to achieve the system flexibility to mix different PV technologies, without compromising the overall energy harvesting efficiencies. Free from the typical constraints of uniform strings and singular panel type that a traditional inverter design would present, Parity Solar was able to gain the ability to break the 184 kW building array into small, manageable increments to optimize panel utilization by 17%.

    Optimized performance with different panel types

  • One of the Largest Rooftop Projects in Canada

    Specifications

    System Size
    500 kW
    Location
    Tecumseh, Ontario
    Solar Panel
    240W Polycrystalline
    Inverter
    Two Satcon PowerGate® Plus 250kW inverters, integrated with fourteen Smart Sub-Combiner boxes
    Mounting System
    Weather Station and PV View® Plus monitoring system

    Satcon Design Services

    "Our Design Services team delivers added value, from design, to installation, through the entire life span of the system to further enable our customers to achieve the highest levels of performance and value on their investments."

    -- Allan Gregg, Senior Director of Applications and Systems Engineering, Satcon

    Complete Turnkey Solar Installation for One of the Largest Rooftop Projects in Canada

    Satcon® and Essex Energy Corporation partner to deliver the largest rooftop solar projects in Canada in Tecumseh, Ontario. The 500 kilowatt (kW) installation will power Tecumseh’s local Arena and Recreation Complex, which features two regulation size ice surfaces, a restaurant and arena seating. The solar plant was delivered as a complete turnkey solution, enabling the complex to achieve the highest levels of performance and value through a combination of optimized system design and best-in-class technologies.

      

  • Largest PV System in Western Canada

    Specifications

    System Size
    260kW
    Location
    Penticton British Columbia, Canada
    Solar Panel
    Conergy P 235 Watt solar modules
    Inverter
    Two Satcon Solstice 100kW solutions, integrated with twelve Solstice SSB combiner boxes
    Mounting System
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    Maximizing Energy Production

    The key challenge for this project was selecting a solution that would maximize the energy output while working with the constraints of a rooftop installation. Okanagan College was faced with challenges such as; localized shading, modules with varying angles to the sun, and the need to maximize panel utilization within a limited space.

    Largest PV System in Western Canada

    SkyFire Energy and Okanagan College selected Satcon’s Solstice system, the industry’s first complete power harvesting and management solution for utility-class solar power plants, to power Okanagan College’s 260 kW kilowatts (kW) rooftop installation. This installation powers Okanagan College’s newest educational facility—the “Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation”. The decision to deploy a rooftop solar PV system on the campus’ newest building was an easy one for Okanagan College as the climate and rooftop were ideally suited for solar energy.

    260 kW Solstice main image