The DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis tracker features 120° range of motion
The Pumpjack and Wildwood PV solar projects, 20 MW each, will showcase Array Technologies' industry-leading DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracker. Swinerton Renewable Energy, one of the solar industry's premiere construction firms, will build the sites under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract and has officially chosen the DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracker as the ground mount solution. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, is the owner of both projects located in Bakersfield, California.
The DuraTrack HZ continues to push the envelope on design innovation, and in this case the solar tracker features an increased range of motion of 120° from east to west, a new option for DuraTrack HZ customers extended up from the 90° standard.
"We enjoy working with Array Technologies and look forward to another successful project," said George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
"We could not be more excited to continue our partnership with such a constant and respected industry leader," explained Array Technologies Founder and CEO, Ron Corio. "Swinerton has been, and continues to be, a valued colleague as we work to grow solar energy's installed capacity in California and across the nation."
With design and procurement activities already underway, both solar farms are expected to enter operation before the end of the year. The energy generated will be sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Once Pumpjack and Wildwood are completed, Swinerton and Array Technologies will have joined forces to install more than 270 MW of utility and commercial-scale solar together in the United States. This is the equivalent of nearly 2,000 acres, or 3 square miles, of installed solar.
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, connect with us on LinkedIn, follow us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
With over 3 GW of power generation and 630 MW of solar power expertise, Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar power solutions for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects, including EPC and O&M services, warranty wraps, performance guarantees, and its industry-leading monitoring and SCADA platform, SOLV™. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit the company's blog, Facebook, Flickr, and LinkedIn or follow Swinerton Renewable Energy on Twitter.
About Duke Energy Renewables:
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for customers throughout the United States. The company's growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind farms and 21 solar farms in operation in 12 states, totaling almost 1,800 megawatts in electric-generating capacity. Learn more at www.duke-energy.com/renewables.