Tracker shipments finalized for 28 MW West Antelope Solar Facility
Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and construction powerhouse, White Construction Inc. (White), signed a tracker supply agreement for more than 28 MW of Array Technologies' leading DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis solar tracking system earlier this year. The DuraTrack HZ structure features a customized 120° range of motion and holds roughly 94,340 high performance CS6X-P Canadian Solar modules at this site. In addition to providing the module technology, industry giant Canadian Solar took on development duties to bring West Antelope Solar to fruition.
"White Construction is a valued partner that is spearheading utility-scale solar projects across the country," explained ATI Founder and CEO, Ron Corio. "We look forward to working with this storied company for years to come."
"The West Antelope project is one of twelve solar projects that White Construction has partnered with Canadian Solar to build over the past two years," said Vice President of Solar, Nick Fiduccia. "Array Technologies has a great reputation in the solar industry. This is our first project together and we look forward to furthering our partnership on future projects."
"We are pleased to be working with both White Construction and Array Technologies on this project, and we look forward to its successful completion," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "Not only does Canadian Solar produce high quality PV modules, we also thrive for our excellent project development and execution, which would not be possible without successful partnerships."
During peak construction, the 263-acre West Antelope Solar Park generated over 400 full and part-time positions in the Lancaster area. The total economic benefit from the project to the Antelope Valley region, based on direct, indirect and induced spending for the life of the project, is roughly $20,000,000. Energy off-taker Pacific Gas & Electric will collect the electricity generated by West Antelope Solar as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
About Array Technologies:
Array Technologies is the worldwide market leader in tracking solutions for utility, commercial and residential solar electric systems, with more than 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, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
About White Construction:
White Construction Inc. is an established EPC Contractor committed to building infrastructure and energy projects across North America. The company's primary activities include site development assistance, engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services for thermal power, renewable energy, industrial, petrochemical and heavy civil infrastructure.
White Construction Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of (IEA) Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC., which has collectively built over 150 wind and solar projects generating over 10,800 MW of renewable energy across North America. For more information visit www.whiteconstruction.com.
About Canadian Solar:
Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the leading solar manufacturers in North America, delivering industry leading high efficiency solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems, and off grid solar power application solutions. With manufacturing facilities in Canada and China, Canadian Solar has a total module production capacity of 3 GW. In the past 13 years, Canadian Solar has been working closely with over 1000 customers in over 70 countries, delivering over 7 GW of solar modules. Some of these modules are installed in the utility scale power plant that won 2012 Solar Project of the Year award; some are used by tens and thousands of families in their off grid small solar home systems for daily lighting. From far and wide, Canadian Solar stands for QUALITY, RELIABILITY and VALUE. For more information on Canadian Solar, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.