Array Technologies fitted a 7.4MW tracking system to a PV project in Connecticut, US, which is expected to go online during this quarter of 2013, the company has announced.
Array fitted a DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracker to Somers Solar Center, which has been constructed by locally headquartered engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Prime Solutions. Electricity generated by the project will be sold under a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the lifetime of the plant to Connecticut Light and Power.
Somers Solar Center is situated on a 36 hectare site in north-central Connecticut and was built with more than 20,000 Kyocera panels. An official dedication for the solar park was held earlier in the year by plant owner Dominion Resources, attended by officials and dignitaries including local US House of Representatives member Joseph Courtney.
Ron Corio, president of Array Technologies said the tracking system “…is designed to maximize land occupancy while fitting into irregular site boundaries and tight corners, characteristic at this site”. According to the company, the Duratrack HZ has an “innovative articulating driveline and rotating gear drive design” allowing installation on undulating terrain as well as the aforementioned irregular site boundaries. The tracker is Underwriters’ Laboratories UL 3703 certified.
The company announced in late August that it had provided its largest tracking system to date when it supplied 265MW of DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking to the Centinela Solar project in California.