Project focus: Aerojet’s 3.6MW single-axis PV system dedicated; SPI to build 2.4MW more at site

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

During the dedication of a 3.6MW solar power system installed by Solar Power Inc. at Aerojet’s Sacramento, CA. facility, the two companies said they have agreed to build an additional 2.4MW of  single-axis tracker photovoltaic systems at the site.

Construction of the 3.6MW system began in June and was already the largest single-site industrial project in California and one of the largest in the country, the companies said. The site is located within the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

The additions to Aerojet’s ground-mounted array will utilize 11,712 of SPI’s 205W crystalline-silicon modules mounted on eight single-axis trackers. When completed, the entire 6MW system will cover more than 40 acres of the Aerojet site and use 22 trackers equipped with 29,344 panels.

Installation of the additional 2.4MW is expected to be finished in April 2010, the companies said, at which time SMUD is scheduled to interconnect the system to the power grid.

“We have a long solar heritage dating back to the early 1980s, when we built the solar PV plant which is now the oldest megawatt-scale photovoltaic power plant continuously operating in North America,” said SMUD’s GM/CEO, John DiStasio. “The Aerojet solar project is a huge benefit in terms of improving the environment of our community and the region as well as being a valuable part of increasing the stability and reliability of the SMUD electrical grid.”

23 August 2022
Intersolar South America, South America’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry, takes place at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 23–25, 2022, and has a focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production and solar thermal technologies. At the accompanying Intersolar South America Conference, renowned experts shed light on hot topics in the solar industry. In 2021 – despite the Covid-19 pandemic – Intersolar South America welcomed more than 28,000 visitors and over 1,000 conference attendees over 3 days. 200+ providers showcased their products. Combining local and international expertise, Intersolar South America brings together the PV and solar thermal sector to discuss the current status and strategic trends for Latin American PV markets, as well as technology innovations and new business opportunities. Overall, distributed generation is still driving momentum in the Brazilian market. Get 10% off with code 38LCF6KN
6 September 2022
Intersolar Mexico sits at the cross-section of photovoltaics, solar heating & cooling technologies, and energy storage. The event serves as the industry’s go-to source for invaluable technology trends and premier B2B contacts in the promising Mexican solar market. From September 6–8, 2022 Intersolar Mexico together with the co-located The GREEN Expo® and Aquatech Mexico will take place in Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.
7 September 2022
The demand for rooftop solar PV is soaring, driven by falling costs of the technology against energy crises that are gripping countries globally. But while an increasing number of households turn to solar to generate their own electricity, there is now a need for more specialist equipment, technologies and services to ensure the solar transition can reach as many customers as possible. Delivering these is now a major challenge for rooftop solar installers. This webinar will analyse the characteristics of the rooftop solar market, discussing how the products, logistics, installation and servicing of solar systems has evolved in line with consumer demands.
14 September 2022
Join us in London for 2 days as we look at the UK’s new landscape for utility & rooftop solar. Understand the new opportunities within this GW-plus annual market!
15 September 2022
Bifacial PV modules will be the dominant solar PV technology globally within one or two years; in the utility-scale sector, their market share is already above 70%. This webinar will provide a clear view on the successful implementation of bifacial technology, maximizing system performance and minimising LCoE.
19 September 2022
RE+ 2022 is the umbrella event that includes SPI, ESI, RE+ Power, and RE+ Infrastructure. As North America's largest renewable energy event, it's a catalyst for industry innovation that's supercharging business growth in the clean energy economy.

Read Next

August 17, 2022
REC Silicon is progressing with efforts to restart operations at its Moses Lake polysilicon production facility in the US, a move the company said is underpinned by the passage of the country’s Inflation Reduction Act.
August 17, 2022
US President Joe Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, representing the largest climate package in US history and a major policy victory for the embattled president.
August 16, 2022
Chinese module manufacturer Risen Energy’s Hyper-ion module series has been tested and certified by German testing company TÜV SÜD.
August 16, 2022
US residential solar installer Sunnova plans to offer a US$425 million private placement of convertible senior notes due in 2028, to pay off debts and fund operating costs.
August 16, 2022
LevelTen Energy, a US firm that has developed a platform for renewable energy asset transactions, has launched new software that provides power purchase agreement (PPA) price data.
August 16, 2022
US solar product manufacturer Shoals Technologies Group saw record revenue and gross profit in the second quarter of 2022 due to strong demand for its combine-as-you-go system and a large number of new customers buying up components.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
September 7, 2022
15:30 AEST (UTC +10)
Solar Media Events
September 14, 2022
London
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event