Challenge: Near perfect tracker uptime requirements with minimal maintenance
When the Springer Electric Cooperative was searching for qualified partners to build a 1.3 MW solar array they had many critical requirements, two requisites however stood above the rest. The rural electric utility needed a solar generating station that required no hand-holding while providing maximum energy output during peak demand hours. Serving 5 New Mexico counties and more than 3,000 meters, Springer Electric lacked the time and resources to be constantly maintaining a solar asset.
Solution: Next-generation tracking system with zero scheduled maintenance
Array Technologies’ newly minted DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar tracking system provided Springer Electric with answers to all of their critical requirement questions and more. Encompassing the nearly 4 gigawatts of product shipped and installed worldwide, the DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracker has cumulative field uptime of 99.996%, an unparalleled figure. Along with the industry’s highest tracker density and ability to broaden daily power production curves, the DuraTrack HZ v3 offers zero scheduled maintenance for the 30 year design life of the solar tracker so Springer Electric Cooperative can truly “set it and forget it.”