Nextronex Inc. is proud to partner with the American Municipal Power’s (AMP) newest solar field build in Napoleon, Ohio. The new 4.2-MW solar installation will provide an ideal opportunity for Nextronex’s 1,000 V DC center-of-array placement and advanced low light harvesting technology to generate higher energy output while reducing wire cabling, copper and installation costs for AMP-Ohio. Installation is slated for completion in July 2012.
“AMP is pleased to select Nextronex Power Island inverter systems for the Napoleon Solar Facility because it fits well with our overall project goals,” said Pamala Sullivan, Senior Vice President Marketing and Operations. “It is a cost effective system that increases project efficiency, allows low-light energy harvesting, and increases the life of the inverter. The 20-year system warranty is an important factor for AMP and our members. We also appreciate the opportunity to work with an Ohio-based company.”
“Pepco has been a supplier to Nextronex since its inception, and as a premier electrical solution distributor and packager, Pepco recognized the opportunity to partner with a key customer on this recent opportunity for the City of Napoleon’s 4.2-MW solar inverter system presented to Pepco from AMP,” Pepco’s Director of Marketing John Paratore said. “As Pepco continues to expand its solution offerings in the alternative energy market segment, we embraced the opportunity to bring dedicated Ohio companies together to provide an innovative solution for this project. This truly plays on one of our strengths, being able to collaborate with partners like Nextronex to provide clients like AMP with complete power-project solutions.”
Nextronex expects to demonstrate a 7 percent higher energy output vs. predictive models due to the Ray-Max System’s distributed optimization architecture which uses multiple inverters to harvest low light energy starting at only 650 watts. Greg Knudson, VP of Sales and Marketing for Nextronex, commented that “the selection of Nextronex aligns perfectly with AMP-Ohio’s strategy of becoming a national utility leader by pursuing the development of renewable generation projects, including solar, to reduce its members’ current exposure to the volatile wholesale electric market and to further diversify power supply portfolios. This solar energy investment will contribute to that goal while also maximizing the energy output by selecting the highest performing products on the market today.”