3-phase Array at Pennsylania’s Cleaveland/Price plant
When your customers are electrical utilities, you tend to think of power on a grand scale.
So no surprise the new solar array at Pennsylvania’s Cleaveland/Price switch manufacturing plant will take its place as one of the larger solar arrays on the local grid: 673kW.
Cleaveland/Price engineers designed the 2,245-module array themselves, and chose APsystems YC1000 microinverters were chosen for their true 3-phase power handling and multi-module design. Each unit will handle three modules, simplifying the installation.
The APsystems units also offer low-voltage startup, an advantage over string systems and boosting solar harvest.
“It only takes 22V to start up the microinverter to produce AC, so it is ideal for Pittsburgh’s cloudy and low-light days,” says Steve Cleaveland, principal in Cleaveland/Price.
Cleaveland/Price manufacturing plant
Location: Trafford, Penn.
Modules: Neo Solar Power 360W, 72-cell monocrystalline
Number of modules: 2,245
Microinverters: APsystems YC1000 true 3-phase
No. of microinverters: 748
System designer: Cleaveland/Price
Installer: Don Miller, Inc.