RES Chooses High Reliability Trackers from Array Technologies, Inc.

Construction has started on the 131 MW (dc) / 102 MW (ac) solar facility in Lamesa, Texas

Albuquerque, NM - August 25, 2016 / -- A big solar power plant is coming to the big state, in Dawson County, Texas. Market leader in development, engineering, and construction Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES), has partnered with Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global industry leader in solar tracking technology, to supply the project with high reliability trackers that will boost performance with minimal maintenance for the life of the power plant. The Lamesa Solar Facility, at 102 MW (ac), will bring enough renewable solar energy online to power the needs of approximately 26,000 U.S. homes.


Construction started in July of 2016 and the solar power plant is to be fully operational by mid-2017. RES will install more than 410,000 Trina modules on ATI's DuraTrack® HZ v3 single-axis trackers. Chosen for its reliability in harsh climates and zero scheduled maintenance for up to 30 years, Array's DuraTrack HZ v3 system will deliver sustainable electricity to the City of Garland under a 15-year agreement.

"It's a great opportunity working with ATI and using the DuraTrack HZ v3 system," said Sean Rooney, VP Construction of RES. "ATI's tracker has proven reliability which was an important factor for this utility-scale project. The durability and maintenance simplicity of their product adds tremendous value to all the stakeholders."

"It is always our pleasure to work with RES on any project, and this one is no different," says ATI founder and CEO, Ron Corio. "The team at RES are true professionals. They continually recognize the value of high reliability technology to solidify the reputable foundation of solar and propel us forward as the fastest growing renewable energy resource in our country."

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 5 gigawatts shipped and installed across the globe. Over the past twenty-seven 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.


About RES:
Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 500 full-time professionals and has over 8,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and constructed more than 1,000 miles of transmissions lines throughout the U.S. and Canada,. RES' corporate office in U.S. is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Old Saybrook, CT, and Sacramento and San Francisco, CA.

RES has developed and/or built over 10 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including onshore wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission. For more information, visit www.res-group.com.

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