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Yaskawa Solectria Solar Announces the Launch of the SOLECTRIA XGI™1500 Utility String Inverter

POSTED 06/10/2019

SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 utility string inverterThe new, powerful SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 utility string inverter brings together US-based engineering and manufacturing with Yaskawa’s world-class quality and reliability

Lawrence, MA – Yaskawa Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today the launch of the new SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 grid-support utility interactive inverter with full compliance to UL1741SA, and a companion line of exclusive PV source circuit combiners. The flagship model boasts a rating of 166 kW AC and a true, measured peak efficiency above 99%!

The XGI 1500 is also the perfect solution for PV project developers, owners, and EPCs that want to secure the 30% Federal ITC before the step-down begins, using the 5% safe harbor method.  By purchasing the XGI 1500 before December 31, 2019, project owners will qualify for the full 30% tax credit and have the flexibility to deploy the XGI 1500 inverters on any project site.

The SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 inverter is Made in the USA with global components, and will begin shipping this month from the Yaskawa America, Inc. factory in Buffalo Grove, IL.

“The entire Solectria team has worked very hard to engineer the XGI 1500 with the highest quality, state-of-the-art functionality, and market-leading efficiency and it’s tariff-free!” says Miles C. Russell, Director of Product Management at Yaskawa Solectria Solar. “Our product roadmap begins anew with the XGI 1500; further exciting advancements on this platform are in the works.”

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. Solectria’s products include 14kW to 750kW inverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria 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 visit www.solectria.com.