Array Technologies and sPower announced a three-year partnership at the GTM Solar Summit in southern California to do multi-gigawatts of business. This announcement comes after the two big brands’ previous four years working together.
“The newly created partnership between Array Technologies and sPower is a testament to the strength and success of a matured-U.S. solar market,” said Jeff Krantz, Senior Vice President at Array Technologies, “This deal represents a significant milestone for our company’s continued robust growth throughout the nation.”
The adoption of solar trackers for utility-scale solar projects has grown significantly in recent years, with more than 70 percent of ground-mounted PV systems in the United States utilizing the technology. In regions with high solar irradiance, trackers can produce a 20 to 30 percent increase in energy output over fixed-tilt systems. The continued adoption of solar trackers comes down to economics and reliability.
“We are looking forward to this partnership with Array Technologies – it’s going to help enhance our solar portfolio for years to come,” said Josh Skogen, Senior Vice President of Project Development at sPower.
“Studies have shown Array’s patented technology to provide the lowest O&M costs of the different architectures on the market, so the partnership is not only a positive industry collaboration, but also provides a significant financial benefit to sPower as the owners of these assets,” said Krantz.
— Solar Builder magazine