Utah Red Hills Renewable Park doubles state's operating solar capacity
Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) formally announces the solar trackers for Utah's largest photovoltaic plant are now operational. The 104 MW (dc) Utah Red Hills Renewable Park was developed by the integrated independent solar power producer Scatec Solar ASA, and will be wholly-owned by a partnership jointly owned by Google and Scatec Solar.
Scatec Solar chose Swinerton Renewable Energy to lead the Engineering, Procurement and Construction activities for the ground-mounted photovoltaic solar facility that interconnects to an existing transmission line. The plant was built on approximately 632 acres of privately-owned land in Parowan, Utah, and features 340,784 PV solar modules, manufactured by JinkoSolar, supported by an ATI DuraTrack® HZ single-axis tracking system.
"Commissioning the first utility-scale solar power plant in Utah is a significant accomplishment," explained Array Technologies President, Thomas Conroy. "The teams at Scatec Solar and Swinerton have delivered a historic project which will deliver clean power to the grid for the next 20+ years."
"The fact that we were able to build a 104 MW (dc) utility-scale solar plant within 12 months is the proof of our company's capability to deploy solar power rapidly—as well as select strong, reliable partners and technology providers like Array Technologies," said Luigi Resta, CEO, Scatec Solar North America.
"We are very proud to be a part of the construction and commissioning of Utah's largest photovoltaic plant. Congratulations to our hard working team, our great partner Array Technologies, and our trusted client Scatec Solar in the success of the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park," commented George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
Proven by a decade of utility-scale solar experience and 4 billion installed watts, ATI's market leading DuraTrack HZ tracking system was the clear choice for the developers of the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park.
For more information please see Scatec Solar's official project release.
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.
Swinerton Renewable Energy offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 850 MW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 1 GW of PV plants.
About Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW. The company is producing electricity from 383 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and the United States. Construction of an additional 43 MW solar power plants in Jordan is under way. With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of close to 1.5 GW under development in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SSO.' For more on Scatec Solar, please visit our home page www.scatecsolar.com.