Truth or Consequences, New Mexico receives 1.88 MW DuraTrack™ HZ system
The town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, will soon boast a 1.8 MW solar tracking installation after months of zoning, permitting, financing and vetting by local developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Affordable Solar. Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), also headquartered locally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has begun shipping DuraTrack HZ solar tracker materials to the T or C Solar Plant.
This will be the Albuquerque duo's first utility-scale project partnership in the State of New Mexico. Once completed, more than 6,100 solar panels will feed clean electricity directly into the grid.
"Affordable Solar is based just over a mile away from our headquarters," explained ATI Founder & CEO, Ron Corio. "This proximity has helped our relationship grow and flourish, and will continue to be an asset as we work together to build more solar capacity in our home state."
"We're very fortunate to have the industry's leading supplier of high-quality solar tracking solutions right here in Albuquerque," added Kevin Bassalleck, Director of Business Development for Affordable Solar. "We highly value our relationship with Array Technologies, and are working on a number of exciting opportunities that will utilize their technology. Affordable Solar will deploy over 25MW of ATI's trackers in New Mexico over the coming year."
The solar industry has grown tremendously in recent years. Currently there are about 15.9 gigawatts of solar energy installed in the US. This capacity is enough to power about 3.2 million average American homes according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. New Mexico itself ranks at number nine on the list of states with the highest installed solar capacity, with approximately 350 MW to date. Both Array Technologies and Affordable Solar have excelled during this intense growth period.
Affordable Solar is New Mexico's largest developer and installer of solar systems, and is experiencing incredible growth both in the state and emerging markets. With 1,000 systems installed in New Mexico and 20,000 photovoltaic systems supplied throughout 96 countries, it's no surprise that Affordable Solar was a 2014 "New Mexico's Flying 40" Fastest Growing Companies honoree. The company's commitment to integrity, persistence and humor also led to a 2014 Albuquerque Business First "Best Places to Work in New Mexico" award.
Array Technologies has also grown rapidly in past years. The industry's premiere solar tracking manufacturer has shipped nearly 2.4 gigawatts of tracking technology to projects around the world, along with more than 20,000 residential trackers, since its inception in 1989. To put this into perspective, one out of every six solar modules installed in the United States is supported by an Array Technologies tracking or racking system.
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 Affordable Solar:
Affordable Solar, a New Mexico company, specializes in renewable energy systems for residential, commercial and industrial use both domestically and internationally. As a strategically positioned commercial project developer and partner, Affordable Solar has gained expertise in fully integrated solar solutions. Nationally, the company has been awarded distributed generation, commercial, government and utility scale installations. Our expertise goes beyond turn-key solar systems; it extends to education, financing and project support from beginning to end. For more information, visit thinkaffordablesolar.com/commercial.