1 MW Activated for Madera Community Hospital
DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system to reduce annual operating costs
Albuquerque, NM – 10/3/11 – One of the largest ground-mounted tracking systems for a health care provider went online today at Madera Community Hospital in California, generating over 1 MW of electricity to help lower operating costs while reducing the facility’s carbon footprint.
Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ system was chosen for the project, as it provides up to a 25% net energy gain over fixed-rack installations, as well as offering the maximum return on investment for any utility-scale project. Designed with a minimization of materials and equipped with articulating drivelines, the DuraTrack HZ™ system delivers robust performance on any terrain. On the southwest corner of the hospital grounds, the site is located on a six-acre plot of formerly unused land.
Constructed, owned and financed by Borrego Solar, the site required no upfront capital investment on the hospital’s part, which will enjoy a low fixed energy rate to help offset rising utility costs over the lifetime of 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 Borrego Solar Systems
Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading financiers, designers and installers of commercial and government solar power systems. Borrego Solar’s photovoltaic systems are efficient, reliable and cost-effective. With more than three decades of experience and more than 1,050 solar power installations completed–totaling more than 45 MW–Borrego Solar offers a complete line of solar systems design and installation services throughout California, New England, the Southwest, and the Mid Atlantic. For more information, visit www.borregosolar.com.