Top Utility-Scale Solar Contractor Selects Advanced Energy(R) Inverters for 325 MW of Solar Projects

Apr 21, 2015 6:19 PM Eastern Standard Time

FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS), a leader in precision power conversion solutions, today announced that it has been awarded 325 MW of solar projects by Swinerton Renewable Energy. The installation and commissioning of the portfolio of projects is expected to begin in 2015 and continue through the middle to end of 2016.

As one of the largest solar contractors in the nation and the top solar contractor in California, Swinerton Renewable Energy specializes in installing utility-scale solar projects throughout North America.

"After evaluating the inverter market, we determined that the Advanced Energy 1000NX inverter will allow us to maximize our solar energy production while reducing balance of system and construction costs," said George Hershman, VP and division manager for Swinerton Renewable Energy.

The AE 1000NX inverter delivers a 98 percent weighed efficiency rated by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and 98.1 percent peak efficiency. The inverter's self-contained, closed-loop air-to-liquid cooling system and component selection offer maximum rated power at desert temperatures, along with significant balance of system savings from the unique +/-1000VDC topology. With a full complement of utility controls, the AE 1000NX also ensures reliable integration of renewable energy into the power system.

"Advanced Energy's market-leading experience with large solar projects, along with the advanced capabilities of our proven NX product line, makes this inverter the ideal choice for Swinerton's portfolio of utility-scale projects," said Yuval Wasserman, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Energy.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq:AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, precision power conversion solutions. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to

About Swinerton Renewable Energy

Swinerton Renewable Energy offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 800 MW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 1 GW of PV plants. For more information, visit

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         Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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