Array Technologies Announces Completion of 17.2 MW DuraTrack HZ™ Tracking System
Final phase completed at site in Davidson County, NC
Albuquerque, NM – 1/26/11 – Array Technologies has completed the final phase of the 17.2 MW Duke Energy project in Davidson County, NC. The plant, a multiphase undertaking, is the second largest photovoltaic installation on the East Coast, spanning 200 acres and consisting of over 63,000 photovoltaic modules.
The facility will be maintained and operated by SunEdison, and the electricity generated by the plant will be used by Duke Energy under a power-purchasing agreement.
Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ™ system was chosen for the project, which will generate enough energy to power 2,600 homes annually. The durability of the system was a major factor in choosing DuraTrack HZ™ trackers as tornado force winds are not uncommon in Davidson County.
The system will help Duke Energy fulfill the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, which requires public utilities to have the equivalent of 3 percent of their retail sales come from renewable and efficient energy sources by 2012. The percentage of required renewable energy generation doubles to 6 percent in 2015, 10 percent in 2017 and 12.5 percent in 2021.
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. For more information, please visit us atwww.arraytechinc.com.
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.