Scatec Solar Contracts Array Technologies and Swinerton Renewable Energy to Build Utah's largest solar plant
Nationally recognized engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Swinerton Renewable Energy has contracted with Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) to procure 104 MW of its DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis tracking system for the 630-acre Utah Red Hills Renewable Park. Scatec Solar, the project's developer and a long-term owner, hired Swinerton Renewable Energy to construct the plant and procure the appropriate technologies.
Once construction completes, the trackers are commissioned and final electrical connections have been made, the project will be the largest solar power plant in Utah.
"Working with such experienced partners is a tremendous asset," stated ATI Founder & CEO, Ron Corio. "Swinerton Renewable Energy time and again exceeds our expectations and we could not be more excited to partner with them on Utah's largest solar facility."
"Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with Array Technologies and Scatec Solar—both innovative leaders in renewable energy—to bring jobs and years of clean power to Utah residents," commented George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
"The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will provide the residents of Utah access to the superb solar power potential available in their state," said Luigi Resta, Managing Director of Scatec Solar North America. "After several years of developing this project, Scatec Solar is proud to bring on experienced partners like Array Technologies and Swinerton Renewable Energy to help us build the first utility-scale PV project in Utah."
The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park is expected to generate around 210 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year. Based on EPA estimates, it will power approximately 18,500 homes and prevent nearly 145 thousand tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The energy will be fed into the grid under a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PacifiCorp's Rocky Mountain Power according to the utility's obligation under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.
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.
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 Renewable Energy visit their blog or follow them on Twitter.
About Scatec Solar:
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent power producer, aiming to make solar a sustainable and affordable source of energy worldwide. Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants and delivers power from 220 MW in the Czech Republic, South Africa and Rwanda. The company is in strong growth and has a solid pipeline of projects under development in Africa, Middle East, Americas, Asia and Europe. 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 www.scatecsolar.com