Array Technologies Completes 1.2 MW DuraTrack HZ™ Tracking System for Progress Energy
Largest solar installation in North Carolina now operational
Albuquerque, NM – 4/2/09 – Array Technologies has announced the completion of a 1.2 MW site for Progress Energy, just 10 miles north of the Sutton energy plant in North Carolina. Covering approximately 10 acres, the system is the largest ground mounted solar installation in the state.
Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ™ system was installed for Progress Energy as part of the company’s initiative to meet North Carolina’s legislative renewable energy benchmarks passed in 2007.
The site was constructed by EPC SunEdison, who will own and operate the plant while the electricity will be sold to Progress Energy under a power purchasing agreement. The agreement allows Progress Energy to buy the electricity without upfront costs or forward investments while locking in a low rate for the 20 year lifetime of the project.
Progress Energy serves approximately 1.4 million households and businesses in the Carolinas.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
SunEdison is a global provider of solar energy services. The company develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, predictably priced solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2009, SunEdison delivered more kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy than any other solar services provider in North America. For more information about SunEdison, please visit www.sunedison.com.
About Progress Energy
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder’s Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008. Visit the company’s website at www.progress-energy.com.