PV Rooftop and Pole Mounted Installation to Power 30% of the brand new Fronius USA Headquarters Building in Portage, Indiana
Centrosolar America and Johnson Melloh Solutions Announce the Completion of a Solar Array for Leading Inverter Manufacturer Fronius USA.
Scottsdale, AZ –November 12, 2013—Today, Centrosolar America and Johnson Melloh Solutions, together announce the completion of a 61kW solar project at the recently completed Fronius building in Portage, Indiana. The building houses both the Fronius USA headquarters and their new USA manufacturing facility.
“I was excited when we were awarded the project. It’s not often that we have the opportunity to work so closely with an industry leading inverter manufacturer. The combined effort resulted in a completed design that we are proud to have in our portfolio. Because Fronius is an inverter manufacturer, they were in a unique position to be able to showcase 10 different inverters ranging from 3kW to 12kW from their product line,” said Johnson Melloh Project Manager Jeff Cole.
The solar array, installed by Johnson Melloh Solutions, consisted of 55kW of solar panels on the rooftop and another 6kW on pole mounts The project featured 244 of Centrosolar America’s made in the USA B-Series 250 watt panels mounted on the roof and on two pole mounted installations with Wattsun dual axis trackers. Fronius contributed 10 different inverters, such as its Fronius IG Plus Advanced 12.0-3 WYE277 with Integrated Arc Fault Protection (AFCI), Advanced Grid Features, and Datamanager Cards for monitoring the energy produced by the system.
“Centrosolar America is very proud to have been selected to participate in this project. It highlights the strength of our well established and cooperative relationship with Fronius,” according to Matt Kelly, Senior Manager – Sales for Centrosolar America.
“We specically chose to work with Johnson Melloh and Centrosolar America because it was important to us to contribute to the local economy and feature made in the USA panels supplied by one of our long-standing partners. Both companies collaborated closely with us on the design and installation to deliver a showcase project on time and on budget. This rst phase of our solar system and new solar lab will be used for testing new inverters designed specically for the US, and demonstrates our commitment to the American market,” said Sebastian Hassell, Product Manager for Fronius USA.
About Fronius USA Solar Electronics Division
Fronius USA, LLC is the North American sales, support and distribution center for Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Wels, Austria. Specializing in energy conversion technologies, with separate divisions for Solar Electronics, Welding Technology and Battery Charging Systems, Fronius International GmbH has more than 65 years of experience and employs more than 3,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.fronius-usa.com
About Johnson Melloh Solutions
Formed in response to the grown need of an energy services company that can self-perform, Johnson Mellow Solutions (JMS) focuses on energy conservation services and general contracting for customer classes, ranging from residential renewable energy offerings to energy savings contracting for school systems to large-scale industrial energy plant management and service. JMS develops a holistic evaluation of their customers’ energy infrastructure and then has the wherewithal to implement the ideas. For more information, visit JMS’s website at www.johnsonmellohsolutions.com