ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Array Technologies has announced the first shipment of solar tracking systems for a utility-scale PV project developed by Recurrent Energy for Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) 50 MW DC installation in southern Sacramento County, CA.
Array Technologies, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of solar tracking systems and related products for utility, commercial and residential customers worldwide, is providing horizontal, single-axis trackers and ground-mount racks for the project. Array's product reputation and bankability were key factors in its selection.
Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, also selected Swinerton Renewable Energy as the EPC for the project.
The project consists of three sites in the Sacramento region: Kammerer and Bruceville (19 MW each), and Dillard (12 MW). Array's high performance DuraTrack™HZ tracking systems were used at all sites. The Dillard site also incorporates several DuraRack™ fixed arrays, to utilize all available space and maximize power production.
The flexible design of the DuraTrack™ system makes it valuable and practical for installation and power production on variable terrain, such as at the Dillard site. The design reduces installation time by minimizing tolerance requirements, and facilitates power production in seemingly impractical site locations.
Final project commissioning is scheduled for spring 2012.
ABOUT ARRAY TECHNOLOGIES: Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing cost-effective, reliable, and robust solar tracking and racking systems for utilities, businesses and homeowners worldwide. Founded in 1989, the company has shipped tens of thousands of residential trackers and has delivered over 375 MW's of utility scale tracking systems to date. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Array Technologies' systems are manufactured in the USA. http://www.arraytechinc.com.
ABOUT RECURRENT ENERGY: Recurrent Energy is a leading solar project developer marketing clean power to utilities and large energy users. The company is meeting rising energy demand by building a portfolio of clean power plants located where they are needed most. Recurrent Energy is a US subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. Additional details are available at www.recurrentenergy.com.
ABOUT SWINERTON: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. To date, Swinerton (established in 1888) has completed more than 100 LEED projects totaling $2.4 billion and covering more than 12 million square feet. With over three gigawatts of power generated and solar expertise, they take pride in building greener communities. www.swinerton.com
SOURCE Array Technologies, Inc.