1.2 MWs Now Operational in Anthem, Arizona
DuraTrack HZ™ system to power 100% of wastewater plant
Albuquerque, NM – 9/3/09 – A 1.2 MW system has been activated for Johnson Utilities in Anthem, AZ, supplying the wastewater treatment plant with 100% of its energy needs. Constructed by EPC and PV panel manufacturer Suntech Power, the site will provide valuable energy savings to the utility over the lifetime of the project. Locked in at a levelized cost of energy, customers will reap the benefits of the installation for 20 years or more as the system is unaffected by the rising cost of electricity.
The site, which uses Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system, provides several major advantages—the foremost being up to a 25% net energy gain over typical fixed-rack installations. The DuraTrack HZ™ system also maximizes ground coverage while minimizing unnecessary materials that add to the cost with no benefit in performance. With an articulating driveline design that uses fewer motors per MW than any other tracking system, DuraTrack HZ™ trackers are easy to install on any terrain and provide the best return on investment in the industry.
The first private utility to fully power a wastewater treatment plant with clean energy in Arizona, the 6 acre solar facility furthers Pima County’s goal of generating 15% of its power from renewable sources by 2025.
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.
About Suntech Power
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world’s leading solar energy company as measured by production output of crystalline silicon solar modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium quality, high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech offers an extensive range of customer-centric innovations, including its patent-pending Pluto technology for crystalline silicon solar cells, which improves power output by up to 12% compared to conventional production methods, its Reliathon™ module and platform, the industry’s first fully integrated utility-scale solar platform, and its broad range of building-integrated solar products.Suntech designs and delivers residential, commercial and utility-scale solar power systems in China and the United States. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and San Francisco and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. For more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com.