Solar Powers Indiana Municipal Power Agency

Danfoss QLX central inverter

Danfoss QLX central inverter

The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 59 cities and towns across Indiana and one Ohio community who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state, and now they will do so with solar.

The Indiana Municipal Power Agency will have solar installed on a 1-MW site near Richmond, Ind. The project is expected to generate 1615 MWh/year of renewable energy for IMPA’s members. IMPA and Indiana-based integrator Inovateus Solar collaborated on the best solution for this site, scheduled to be commissioned in January 2014. They choose to use a Danfoss QLX central inverter.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Danfoss, Inovateus Solar and Richmond Power and Light on this solar installation, which will benefit IMPA and our member community of Richmond as well as assist us in expanding our generation portfolio,” says Raj Rao, President and CEO of IMPA. “We hope to construct an IMPA solar park that not only adds a valuable source of renewable energy to our portfolio, but is educational to the community as well.”

Based on its quality and reliability, the QLX 1 MW central inverter from Danfoss was an ideal fit for the outdoor environment in Indiana. The QLX is equipped with ShowerPower power stack technology and Danfoss VLT variable speed drives to improve performance in outdoor environments and reduce maintenance.

“We are excited to be chosen as a partner with Inovateus, the engineering consultant for this IMPA 1 MW installation,” says Mark Haug, Director, Strategic Sales and Marketing for Danfoss Solar Inverters in the US. “Danfoss looks forward to a long-term partnership, which will be mutually beneficial and allow us the opportunity to win future business with these two proactive companies.”