Power management company Eaton has been awarded a contract to provide electrical distribution equipment for community solar installations in Minnesota. Eaton’s solutions will help support safe, cost-effective and reliable power generation in three sites, including Taylors Falls, Randolf and Cottage Grove. Upon completion, the community solar installations are predicted to generate 70 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity annually – enough to power 7,200 homes.
Eaton received the contracts from Ecoplexus, a provider of development, design, engineering, construction, and financing services for solar energy systems in the non-profit, commercial, municipal, and utility markets. The ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) installations are part of the local utility’s community solar program and will be interconnected into the utility’s Minnesota electrical grid, increasing the capacity of clean energy distributed throughout the state.
The project will incorporate Eaton’s solar balance of system (BOS) solutions to help support safe, cost-effective and reliable solar generation. Under the contract, Eaton will supply a range of electrical power management products, including grid-connection medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers and low-voltage AC collection panelboards and switchboards.
With a robust portfolio of electrical balance of system solutions for solar installations, and a team of experienced engineers, Eaton provides power management equipment and software tailored to customer requirements and the skills needed to successfully complete a project, from initial design and application assistance through post-installation measurement, verification and maintenance.