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Utility-scale Featured Project

Somers Solar Center

SYSTEM TYPEUtility Scale
LOCATIONSomers, Connecticut
DC POWER7.4 MW
CHALLENGETight corners and irregular site boundaries
PRODUCTDuraTrack HZ
COMMISSIONED2013

Challenge: Tight corners and irregular site boundaries

Irregular site boundaries are a common obstacle to many solar installations and even more frequent for sites on the East Coast. In some cases, site developers and EPCs are tempted to turn to fixed-tilt systems in order to squeeze into those tight spaces. Somers Solar Center in Connecticut is a prime example of how sites with unbalanced boundaries are no longer a fixed-tilt game.

Solution: Flexible articulating drivelines and engineered customization

Array Technologies’ DuraTrack® HZ system utilizes a unique rotating gear drive system with articulating joints to link and rotate multiple rows of modules within a tracking block. This flexible driveline feature, along with ATI’s site-specific, utility-scale engineering customization services, puts the DuraTrack HZ on the technological forefront of the solar revolution. ATI’s patented system design allowed Somers Solar Center’s developers to choose a tracked system over a fixed one to maximize ground coverage ratio (GCR) and boost the site’s electricity generation.