March 14, 2013 - Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. today announced that its utility-scale AE 500NX-HE solar inverters were used for the Keystone Solar Project in Pennsylvania, 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 6MW ground-mounted solar farm, managed by Bright Plain Renewable Energy, LLC, developed by Community Energy Solar, and built by groSolar. 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 September 2012, the solar project was the largest in Pennsylvania.
"Community Energy is proud of this honor and recognition for the Keystone Solar Project," said Brent Beerley , 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."
"We continue to be impressed with AE Solar Energy's technology and customer support team," said Frank Griffin , 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."
"We were honored to receive this award at PV America East and to be recognized by SEIA and SEPA," said Gordon Tredger , president of AE Solar Energy. "Our partners, Community Energy and groSolar, as well as the other vendors and parties involved, all delivered to bring this landmark project together. Throughout North America our reliable, high-value solar inverters are helping project stakeholders achieve a greater return on their solar energy investments."