Industrial Sun LLC is giving the Erthos solar mounting system a shot for a new utility-scale solar project in Texas. Although the exact size of the plant has not yet been disclosed, Erthos has revealed that the project exceeds 100 MWdc.
Facing an area with minimal lands suitable for development, they could not meet the MW target with conventional solar technologies, which typically require between five and six acres of land per MWac. In contrast, Earth Mount Solar PV typically requires fewer than 2.5 acres per MWac.
“Erthos technology allows us to maximize our project capacity, particularly in those areas where our projects are land-constrained. Erthos is a very welcome solution for our business, and for any developer needing to up-size the capacity of their projects,” said Wade Gungoll, Managing Director of Industrial Sun.
Industrial Sun, a renewable energy and storage developer based in Austin, TX, specializes in serving energy-intensive clients who either have or are planning to have an operational presence in Texas.
The agreement with Industrial Sun is the largest contract to date for Erthos and follows a recent announcement of a memorandum of understanding for a separate 107 MWdc project, as well as 14 MWdc of additional signed contracts.
“There’s no question that our business is continuing to accelerate,” said Charles Pimentel, Chief Commercial Officer of Erthos. “That’s in large part because of our ability to deliver improved energy density, higher wind ratings, and short build times – and to do so at a lower cost.”
— Solar Builder magazine