American Capital Energy Selects Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ for 20MW Powerplant in Nevada
Powerplant helps NV Energy meet Nevada’s portfolio standard that requires 25% of energy to be generated by renewable resources.
Albuquerque, NM – 6/18/10 – Array Technologies announced today that its DuraTrack™ HZ solar tracker has been selected by American Capital Energy (ACE) for use in a 20-megawatt (MW) DC solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant being constructed near Searchlight, Nevada, 55 miles south of Las Vegas.
The project is the result of an agreement between ACE and NV Energy to assist NV Energy in meeting Nevada’s portfolio standard. The standard requires that 25% of energy be generated by renewable resources and energy efficiency and conservation programs by 2025.
Construction of the project will further help develop Nevada’s burgeoning renewable energy workforce by creating more than 120 full-time temporary jobs ranging from engineering and consulting to general labor and the electrical trades.
“We are honored to be included in this Nevada project, and we’re looking forward to working again with American Capital Energy on this significant U.S. installation,” said Ron Corio, Array Technologies CEO and President. “We’ve found American Capital Energy to be excellent at installing our systems, and very professional in their execution of projects. It really makes our job easier.”
Array has installed over 60 megawatts (MW) DC utility-scale tracking systems world-wide, throughout Spain, Italy, China, Korea and the United States.
“American Capital Energy is excited to be working with Array Technologies on the Searchlight Solar I solar PV project. We have installed several PV arrays using their technology and we have developed a great appreciation to their attention to detail and the durability of their systems,” said Tom Anderson, CEO of American Capital Energy.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, small businesses and home owners worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Since 1989, we have manufactured and shipped over 15,000 tracking systems across the globe. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
About American Capital Energy
Headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices across the country,American Capital Energy provides full-service project development and construction services for large-scale solar energy projects. ACE is committed to furthering the utilization of solar power by America’s most forward thinking companies by offering customized solar photovoltaic systems designed for reliable long-term performance.
About NV Energy
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. Serving a combined 54,500-square-mile service territory that stretches north to south from Elko to Laughlin, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada as well as approximately 40 million tourists annually.