PV Trackers(R) Dual-Axis Tracking System Eliminates Farm Utility Bills

Citrus fruit company in Visalia, California sees enormous benefit from PV Trackers cost-effective solar energy product.

Jun 24, 2010, 20:35 ET from PV Trackers, Inc.

EXETER, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PV Trackers, Inc. reported today that energy production from a PV Trackers solar power system at Venida Packing, located in Visalia, California, exceeded the customer's expectations and eliminated Venida's entire utility bill.  PV Trackers, Inc. recently completed a review of Venida's system, which was installed in Q3 2009 and has been in operation continuously for over 6 months.  Chris Tantau, Venida's operations manager, could not be happier with his 114 tracker, 622 kW dual-axis solar power plant.  "We chose the PV Tracker system because of its high quality construction, advanced design, and low cost to operate and maintain," Tantau said.  "We also liked that the trackers are designed and manufactured in the United States."  PV Trackers CEO, Bill Taylor, added, "The dual-axis tracking design was a cost effective solution because the PV system needed fewer panels, inverters and wires to meet Venida's power generation requirements."

PV Trackers (PVT) can typically produce the same power as a fixed-tilt rack with 28% fewer panels, dramatically reducing up-front system costs.  And the PVT dual-axis tracking system often out-produces estimates.  When an installed capacity is targeted, PV Trackers will out-perform a fixed-tilt rack by 30-45% and a single-axis tracker by 15-20% (details provided upon request).

In addition to the unique, easy-to-build, easy-to-manage design, PV Trackers provides project design services, installation assistance, remote site monitoring and security with web-based power plant controls.  According to Chris Tantau, "The installation team was great to work with and focused on quality during the process, and we remain 100% satisfied.  When I do it again, PV Trackers will be my choice."

Venida Packing is a packing and cold storage operation for California treefruit, pomegranates, persimmons and Kiwifruit.  The solar net metering program combats their high peak season power pricing and lowers demand charges. Since the installation has been completed, Venida Packing has seen their image boosted with customers who appreciate their effort in maintaining "green" practices.

PV Trackers is an optimal solution for ground-mounted commercial and utility-scale solar projects.

PV Trackers' headquarters, which houses an advanced research and development facility, is located in Central Oregon with manufacturing done domestically in the U.S.  Please visit www.pvtrackers.com for more information.

SOURCE PV Trackers, Inc.