15 MWs Shipped to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in AZ
DuraTrack™ HZ system to generate 35 percent of AFB’s energy needs
Albuquerque, NM – 6/5/13 – Array Technologies has announced the final shipment of a 15 MW DuraTrack™ HZ tracking system for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, AZ. The project is the latest of several military installations that have increased their renewable capacities to reduce rising utility costs and comply with benchmark state and federal energy goals.
The system is expected to save Davis-Monthan Air Force Base $400,000 to $500,000 a year in electricity costs through a power purchase agreement (PPA) which provides electricity to the AFB at a reduced rate. While utility rates continue to rise from traditional energy sources, the electricity produced by the DuraTrack™ HZ system will be delivered at a low, levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for the lifetime of the project. With over two decades of field experience and more than 1 GW of DuraTrack™ HZ systems shipped and installed, Array Technologies is the worldwide leader for solar tracking and racking systems.
Situated on 170 acres of underutilized land, the installation will help the AFB comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 2005 and an executive order that focuses on conservation, efficiency and reducing greenhouse gasses through renewable energy development for federal agencies.
About Array Technologies:
Array Technologies is a market leader in tracking technology for utility, commercial and residential solar electric systems. The company has been pioneering robust, reliable and easy-to-install solar tracking systems for over two decades, and engineers and manufactures in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, Inc., please visit www.arraytechinc.com.