Array Technologies Activates 1.5 MW DuraTrack HZ™ Tracking System in Northern New Mexico
Ranchers help make solar energy a reality for Amalia
Albuquerque, NM – 4/13/12 – A small town in northern New Mexico is now generating clean, solar energy with a 1.5 MW DuraTrack HZ™ system from Array Technologies. Constructed by EPC Standard Solar in partnership with Paradise Power and Amalia Construction Company, the site will be owned and operated by Washington Gas Energy Systems. Kit Carson Electric Company will buy the energy produced under a power-purchasing agreement.
Covering 14 acres at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system will provide up to a 25% net energy gain over typical fixed-rack installations, delivering the high-end performance that customers have come to expect from Array Technologies. With an innovative articulating driveline design, the DuraTrack HZ™ system delivers robust performance while maximizing the return on investment for the life of the project.
Born from efforts of ranchers from the Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association almost 30 years ago to help the economy and profile of Amalia, NM., the 1.5 MW array is a culmination of their hard work in securing funding and support for the project.
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 Standard Solar
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to consumers, businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides energy auditing and retrofitting services for energy improvement projects. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2010 and 2011 by Inc. magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit http://www.standardsolar.com/.
About Washington Gas Energy Systems
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on federal energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar. For more information on how Washington Gas Energy Systems can make solar power a reality for you, contact Nate Greenberg, 703-288-3614 x29, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Media contact: Alicia Moran, 410-991-7027 or Alicia@brightlinemedia.com.