SMA and Cypress Creek enter into 10-year master service agreement

What happens when one of the industry’s leading inverter manufacturers and one of the fastest-growing developers in the country join forces? The industry is about to find out.

SMA America announced at Intersolar North America that it has signed a 10-year Master Services agreement with Cypress Creek Renewables. Under the agreement, SMA will handle preventative maintenance Cypress’ ever-growing portfolio of projects, primarily located in North Carolina.

“We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Cypress Creek and begin a long-term collaboration,” said Chuck Smith, executive vice president of service for SMA. “The SMA Inverter Preventative Maintenance program goes above and beyond the manufacturer’s recommended maintenances and proactively addresses potential inverter issues that could result in unnecessary downtime.”

Cypress Creek continues to grow its portfolio of solar projects while managing operation-and-maintenance tasks in-house. Instead of trying to service inverters on their own, SMA will provide its extensive inverter experience to manage inverter risk, giving them the opportunity to maximize plant life and profitability.

“We are pleased to partner with SMA to increase the functionality of our inverters over the lifetime of our projects,” said Peter Farlekas, EPC president of Cypress Creek. “We look forward to incorporating SMA’s expertise into our O&M plan.”