4.2 MW Tracking System Now Online in Gridley, CA
DuraTrack™ HZ system will power the City of Gridley and BART
Albuquerque, NM – 9/13/12 – A 4.2 MWdc solar installation is now generating clean power thanks to Array Technologies’ DuraTrack™ HZ tracker, located in the small town of Gridley, CA. Constructed by Blue Oak Energy, the electricity generated will be utilized by the City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), both members of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), under a power purchase agreement.
The worldwide leader in solar tracking, with more MWs installed than any other tracker, the DuraTrack™ HZ system was chosen for its field-tested dependability and reliable performance as well as its ability to maximize the return on initial investment. Using flexible articulating drivelines with a rotating gear drive system, the DuraTrack™ HZ tracker helps minimize material costs while ensuring robust performance with minimal annual maintenance required.
This DuraTrack™ HZ project is located at the base of Sutter Buttes, a small geological feature of eroded lava domes that is often referred to as the world’s smallest mountain range.
About Array Technologies: Array Technologies is a market leader in tracking technology for utility, commercial and residential solar electric systems. The company has been pioneering robust, reliable and easy-to-install solar tracking systems for over two decades, and engineers and manufactures in the USA. For more information about Array Technologies, Inc., please visit www.arraytechinc.com.
About Blue Oak Energy: Blue Oak Energy was founded on a singular belief, that the transition to clean, renewable energy is an irreversible and irresistible trend. Since 2003, the company has worked to build a world-class technical team, focused solely on the design, construction, and maintenance of photovoltaic systems in the United States. The company recently celebrated two important milestones: its first decade in business, and the engineering of more than 400MW of operational solar projects deployed in the United States. For more information about Blue Oak Energy and commercial and utility scale solar electric systems, visit http://www.blueoakenergy.com.