Sanyo North America and PV Trackers have signed a deal that will see the combined use of their technology for the deployment of large commercial scale and utility scale PV systems. The collaboration will see 32 of Sanyo’s HIT power panels mounted on PV Trackers 7.2DX dual-axis tracking system to produce power for the solar installation.
The first installation that will use the companies’ collaborated technology will be completed at the San Benito Smart Park in Hollister, California. The utility-scale system will use 7,488 Sanyo solar panels with the PV Trackers tracking system. Construction on the Hollister project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012 with grid interconnection completed shortly thereafter. PG&E has agreed to buy the electricity produced from the owner of the plant.
President of San Benito Smart Park , Steve Rumbaugh states, “Our goal was to provide a low cost per MWh price to PG&E for purchase. This goal could only be met by using the Sanyo HIT and PV Trackers combination. As the solar industry evolves, other developers will realize that this is the winning combination for the lowest cost per megawatt hour installed.”
The Sanyo-PV trackers system will have a partial demonstration at Solar Power International in Dallas, October 18-20 at Booth #125. Sanyo will also be displaying its panels at Booth#2508.