Array Technologies Activates 1.2 MW DuraTrack HZ™ Tracking System for Anheuser-Busch
DuraTrack HZ™ system powering one of the largest U.S. breweries
Albuquerque, NM – 4/16/09 – Array Technologies has activated a 1.2 MW system for Anheuser-Busch, one of the nation’s largest breweries. Owned and operated by SunEdison, the site was constructed on Anheuser-Busch property near California Highway 80 and the energy generated will be utilized by the brewery at a levelized cost for the lifetime of the project.
The site, which uses Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system, will provide about 3% of the massive Fairfield facility’s power needs—saving money while reducing the plant’s carbon footprint. By choosing the DuraTrack HZ™ system, the company enjoys up to a 25% energy gain over fixed-rack applications and the best return on investment over other tracking systems on the market.
The solar field is part of a conservation and efficiency program, which includes a bio-gas wastewater conversion system, boiler steam recovery to heat water and other energy-efficiency improvements that have reduced electricity, fuel and water use substantially since 2004.
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.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 49.2 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world’s largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired Global Companies list in 2009. Anheuser-Busch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.