South Carolina’s Largest Solar Farm Flips the Switch
1.2 MW of DuraTrack™ HZ Enters the South Carolina Energy Scene
Albuquerque, NM – 1/24/14 – The completion of Colleton Solar Farm was celebrated today at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Walterboro, South Carolina. The 3 MW facility is currently the largest solar installation in the state, and is home to 1.2 MW of Array Technologies’ market-leading DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracker. The owner, TIG Sun Energy, with the support of Alder Energy Systems and Gregory Electric, hosted the event to celebrate this landmark project.
The project features more than 10,000 photovoltaic panels and occupies 14 acres along Interstate 95. Colleton Solar Farm is a highly visible symbol of South Carolina’s commitment to an economy propelled by competitive, reliable and clean energy resources. The solar farm will serve as an instrument for learning how to integrate solar energy into a complex power system.
Colleton Solar Farm joins a region booming with solar initiatives. North Carolina alone has more than 388 MW of installed solar capacity while Georgia and Florida combined employ more than 3,500 solar industry professionals. The outlook for solar on the east coast grows sunnier as more local utilities incentivize sun-harvesting technology.
Chosen for its field-tested durability, reliability and robust performance in hurricane-force conditions, the DuraTrack HZ system has been installed in more projects worldwide than any other tracker on the market. With installations in all 50 states, and over two decades of experience, Array Technologies’ trackers are designed with a minimization of materials that makes for efficient installation, while maintaining a high level of durability built to last in the elements.
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About Array Technologies:
Array Technologies is the worldwide market leader in tracking solutions for utility, commercial and residential solar electric systems, with nearly 2 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Array’s innovation and leadership in ground mount fixed-rack and solar tracker design has established the industry standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable and easy to install PV solutions with over two decades of field experience. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ ground mount solutions are engineered and manufactured in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, Inc., please visit arraytechinc.com.
About Gregory Electric:
Gregory Electric Company is a full service electrical, alternative energy and mechanical construction company licensed and operating in fifteen states throughout the South and Southeast. They offer their services to the Commercial, Industrial, Municipal and Utility markets. With over 65 years of history, Gregory brings a vast array of knowledge and experience with their 450 employees. To learn more visit http://www.gregoryelectric.com/
About Alder Energy:
Alder Energy Systems is a turn-key provider of alternative energy systems throughout the Southeast. They specialize in the design, development, installation, and integration of residential, commercial, and utility-scale PV Systems. To learn more visit http://www.alder-energy.com/
About TIG Sun Energy 1, LLC:
TIG Sun Energy I, LLC was formed to develop solar energy projects in South Carolina by The InterTech Group, Inc. of North Charleston, S.C. which was South Carolina’s Solar Council Corporation of the Year in 2013. The InterTech Group, Inc. is a diversified global company with wholly owned operations and investments in multiple industry sectors, including aerospace, specialty chemicals, sports and entertainment, finance, real estate and public capital markets.