Solar industry embraces ATI’s latest tracking technology
Tracker commissioning approaches at the 20 MW California installation
Albuquerque, NM – 10/1/15 – Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has completed DuraTrack® HZ shipments to the 20 MW (ac) Maricopa West solar project for E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of E.ON SE, a global leader in energy solutions. Located in Kern County, California, the solar plant will benefit from reliable and proven performance of the DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracker, ensuring maximum onsite energy generation for the Maricopa West project.
To guarantee fast installation rates, ATI’s engineering team designed the DuraTrack HZ to efficiently mount the project’s 89,000 Jinko modules. In addition, ATI’s project management team has been operating hand-in-hand with E.ON to provide logistics and installation support throughout the three-month build. In order to ensure reliable performance and maximum uptime over 30 years, the flexibly linked tracker blocks have been configured to minimize the number of potential failure points per MW, such as motors and controllers.
“E.ON brings a long and successful history of renewable development, ownership and operational experience to the table,” said Thomas Conroy, president of Array Technologies. “We look forward to partnering with E.ON in the future to advance solar energy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world.”
The DuraTrack HZ tracking system at Maricopa West is slated to be commissioned as early as October with site interconnection scheduled shortly thereafter.
This isn’t E.ON’s first project with ATI’s DuraTrack HZ single-axis horizontal tracker. The two companies worked together on the 20 MW (ac) Alamo Solar Park, which E.ON recently sold to Dominion, one of the largest U.S. producers and transporters of energy. Alamo Solar Park is located near the town of Oro Grande, California, and was completed in 2014.
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 3 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Over the past twenty-five 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.
E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, with annual sales of €112 billion and more than 58,000 employees. E.ON, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, plays a leading role in the development of the renewable industry worldwide and is already active in onshore and offshore wind as well as photovoltaic. E.ON currently operates over 10 gigawatts of renewable capacity including large hydro. Since 2007, E.ON has already invested more than €9.5 billion and will continue to expand the share of renewable energy in E.ON’s power generation portfolio. It is E.ON’s ambition to further industrialize the sector and professionalize its operations, in order to reduce the cost of renewable generation and make it ever more competitive. To this end, E.ON works with a wide range of partners and is always open to discuss potential cooperation with committed technical experts and financial investors alike. For more information, please visit www.eon.com.