2.5 MW DuraTrack™ HZ System from Array Technologies Completed in Lakeview, Oregon
Black Cap solar facility generates power for 400 homes annually
Albuquerque, NM – 11/10/12 – Array Technologies has completed a 2.5 MWdc DuraTrack™ HZ tracking system just south of Lakeview, Oregon. One of the first utility-scale solar energy projects in the state, Black Cap was developed by Obsidian Renewables and constructed by EPC Swinerton. The 16-acre site is leased by PacifiCorp and the power generated will be utilized by Pacific Power, the PacifiCorp utility that serves Lakeview.
The worldwide leader in solar tracking, Array Technologies’ DuraTrack™ HZ system was chosen for the project due to its robust performance, durability and reliable functionality that has come to define the company’s trademark products.
The DuraTrack™ HZ tracker at Black Cap was designed specifically to withstand the heavy snow loads at this site. Tested for extreme cold to -45°F and extreme heat of up to 130°F, the DuraTrack™ HZ system is adaptable to almost any environmental condition.
The site will help PacifiCorp meet Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, which require utilities to generate up to 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025.
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.
The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. To date, Swinerton (established in 1888) has completed more than 100 LEED projects totaling $2.4 billion and covering more than 12 million square feet. With over three gigawatts of power generated and solar expertise, they take pride in building greener communities. www.swinerton.com
PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, serving more than 1.7 million customers in the West. PacifiCorp operates as Pacific Power in Oregon, Washington and California, and as Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. With a generating capability of more than 10,620 megawatts from coal, hydro, gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable wind and geothermal power, the company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment.