FORT COLLINS, Colo.
March 14, 2013
Advanced Energy Industries,
Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS), today announced that its
utility-scale AE 500NX-HE solar inverters
were used for the
Keystone Solar Project
, which was one of three projects picked by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) as a "Project of Distinction" at the 2013 PV America East solar conference.
Keystone is a 6 MW ground-mounted solar farm, managed by
Bright Plain Renewable Energy, LLC
, developed by
Community Energy Solar
, and built by
. The project uses 10 of Advanced Energy (AE), Solar Energy's utility-scale solar inverters, the AE 500NX-HE. At the time of completion in
, the solar project was the largest in
"Community Energy is proud of this honor and recognition for the Keystone Solar Project," said
, executive vice president at Community Energy. "As the lead project developer, we selected AE Solar Energy based on the company's reputation as a trustworthy and collaborative partner with reliable and proven solar inverter technology. The company delivered on its reputation, and was a key contributor in making this ground-breaking project a success."
As the EPC of the project, groSolar completed the installation on a tight timetable — with construction to operation taking less than three months. groSolar's ability to meet this aggressive schedule was in part due to AE Solar Energy's on-time product delivery and unsurpassed customer service.
"We continue to be impressed with AE Solar Energy's technology and customer support team," said
, groSolar's executive vice president of construction and engineering. "Design modifications and an aggressive construction schedule posed challenges to bring this 6 MW project to commercial operation on a timely basis. AE Solar Energy was a flexible and responsive partner during the entire process."
The AE 500NX-HE is a highly efficient solar inverter specifically designed to meet the requirements of large commercial and utility-scale solar power plants with the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE). With the best in power-class 98 percent California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency rating, AE Solar Energy's AE 500NX-HE generates more power and value for project developers, owners and financiers.