Jefferson County Community Solar Garden ‘Flips the Switch’
SunShare and Array Technologies join forces to provide sun-powered savings
Albuquerque, NM – 6/21/16 – June 22, 2016/ — Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and community solar developer SunShare are proud to announce the commissioning of the Jefferson County Community Solar Garden located near Arvada, Colorado. This 1.5 Megawatt (MW) solar garden will soon be generating more than 2,500 Megawatt-hours of clean energy annually by utilizing ATI’s DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar tracking technology. Single-axis trackers are gaining traction among community solar developers with their ability to deliver more kilowatt hours per module to individual subscribers, minimizing land usage with fewer PV modules and ultimately providing utilities with a lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) when compared to fixed structures.
“Making solar energy accessible for organizations such as The City of Arvada and the Green Mountain Water and Sanitation District is a truly unique position,” stated Array Technologies president, Thomas Conroy. “Offering municipalities, businesses and residential stakeholders the opportunity to reap the benefits of tracked community solar energy will drive residential and commercial solar to future success.”
“SunShare is committed to bringing the most value to our subscribers, and ATI’s DuraTrack HZ v3 trackers were the best possible solution to meet both the design challenges for this particular site and our subscriber value goals through the optimization of energy production,” said Luke Rickard, Project Manager for SunShare. “Single-axis trackers increase the production of SunShare’s solar gardens as compared to fixed structures, putting more solar energy onto the grid and delivering more savings to our customers.”
With 1,800 MW of community solar expected to be in-the-ground by the end of 2020, tracked community solar is bound to carry momentum into the future1.
About Array Technologies, Inc.:
Array Technologies is the worldwide market leader in tracking solutions for utility, commercial and residential solar electric generation systems, with more than 5 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Over the past twenty-seven years, Array’s innovation in solar tracker design and delivery has set the bar for providing the lowest levelized cost of electricity through our easy to install, maintain, and highly reliable tracking systems. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ solutions are engineered in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, please visit arraytechinc.com, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
SunShare is transforming the energy industry with locally-generated community solar power. Anyone can choose to subscribe to SunShare’s solar gardens while their utility continues delivering their energy. SunShare customers simply receive credits on their utility bills which protect them from rising electricity rates. Our team is driving innovation and making solar an easy choice. As one of the nation’s first community solar companies, we have enabled hundreds of citizens, businesses and organizations to play a part in creating a cleaner, better future. Learn more at www.mysunshare.com.