Albuquerque, NM | 7/21/16 –
Global solar tracking leader, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), has finalized DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis tracker shipments to 191 MW-dc Springbok 2 Solar Farm, located 70 miles north of Los Angeles, California.
Combined with the 137 MW-dc Springbok 1 Solar Farm, which also features DuraTrack HZ v3 trackers, the two new solar facilities are expected to offset 580,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year – the same amount emitted by 71,400 cars annually.
8minutenergy Renewables, LLC (8minutenergy) is the project developer and co-owner of Springbok 2. They chose ATI’s market-leading trackers and selected Swinerton Renewable Energy as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services company. An affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) led the equity investment in the project in 2015, also arranging financing from a group of lenders and tax equity investors. The Springbok 2 project is expected to reach operation before the end of 2016.
ATI’s latest version single-axis tracker, DuraTrack HZ v3, will boost the site’s power production and lower installation and maintenance costs thanks to industry-leading features such as 6% higher power density, innovative single-bolt per module clamps, zero scheduled maintenance and proven reliability. Backed by ATI’s vast experience of more than 5 gigawatts and 27 years of specialized tracker know-how, the DuraTrack HZ v3 will deliver the best-levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) to the site’s joint owners and clean energy to Los Angeles residents.
“We are proud to be building a project that will not only provide clean energy for decades to come but also help set the standard for delivering the best LCOE among utility-scale PV installations,” said George Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “Congratulations to our dedicated team, our innovative partner Array Technologies, and our respected clients, 8minutenergy and DESRI, on this groundbreaking achievement.”
“We are thrilled to continue to be a part of the incredible work performed by industry-leading renewable companies Swinerton, 8minutenergy, and DESRI,” explained ATI founder and CEO, Ron Corio. “Our partnership will ensure that Springbok 1 and 2 are providing the citizens of Los Angeles the best value in renewable solar energy for many years to come.”
About Array Technologies, Inc.:
Array Technologies is the worldwide market leader in tracking solutions for utility, commercial and residential solar electric generation systems, with more than 5 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Over the past twenty-seven years, Array’s innovation in solar tracker design and delivery has set the bar for providing the lowest levelized cost of electricity through our easy to install, maintain, and highly reliable tracking systems. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ solutions are engineered in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, please visit arraytechinc.com, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) 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 1 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 1.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at http://www.swinertonrenewable.com/