1 MW System Activated at Water Diversion Project
DuraTrack HZ™ trackers ensure water, energy access for Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM – 3/2/12 – Array Technologies has announced the activation of a 1 MW system in Santa Fe, built to provide power for the Buckman Direct Diversion project to access surface water from the San Juan-Chama project and Rio Grande. Constructed and owned by American Capital Energy, the electricity generated will be sold to PNM at a levelized cost for the lifetime of the project.
Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system will provide up to 25% more energy than fixed-rack installations to the substations that pump the water 11 miles uphill. Additional electricity generated will be used by area customers, and the peak power delivery profile of the DuraTrack HZ™ system will help stabilize utility loads when demands are at their highest.
Located on 8 acres of land, the DuraTrack HZ™ system will ensure that Santa Fe residents have access to a sustainable and reliable flow of water from the diversion project. The excess electricity generated will feed directly back into the grid and sold to customers at a reduced rate.
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 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.
With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.