Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a leader in tracking systems, has entered into a agreement with and turnkey provider Swinerton Renewable Energy to supply and install more than 1 GW of solar tracking projects in the United States. The pipeline involves over a dozen utility-scale projects across varying geographies.
The projects will feature ATI’s recently launched DuraTrack HZ v3. This innovative single-axis tracker builds on ATI’s 3 gigawatts of design and manufacturing experience. Boasting a 6% power density advantage, the industry’s highest reliability, significant installation efficiencies, and zero scheduled maintenance over the 30-year life of the product, the DuraTrack HZ v3 is a groundbreaking design built to lower the levelized cost of electricity.
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“We are very excited to see the successful launch of v3. Its advancements will allow us to provide the lowest installed cost tracker in the industry. ATI’s high reliability and low maintenance costs provide our clients the best overall plant performance. Swinerton is proud to be a long-term partner with ATI and we look forward to successfully delivering our 1GW portfolio together,” said George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “This was a clear and logical choice–quality and reliability at the lowest overall cost, ATI hit the mark with v3.”
“Our new DuraTrack HZ v3 has been designed for utility-scale efficiency. With an intense integration of function and engineered simplicity, we are able to reduce installation and maintenance costs as well as increase reliability, making it the clear choice for Swinerton’s growing pipeline,” explained ATI founder and CEO, Ron Corio. “Our partnership is based on a mutual interest to increase the dissemination of solar by lowering LCOE and improving its economic viability. We are honored to work with such a well-respected organization and believe that the experienced team at Swinerton proves to be a superior asset to the solar industry.”
The agreement to mass-supply ATI’s revolutionary new solar tracking system comes as solar energy’s competitiveness with conventional fuels is rapidly improving. Key balance of system innovations, such as the utility-focused DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis tracker, continue to drive down the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and propel the solar industry towards a bright future.
— Solar Builder magazine