San Diego-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Swinerton Renewable Energy has finished work on a 6MW PV plant using NEXTracker technology.
The project, located in Lancaster, California, will provide 12 million kWh of clean energy annually through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
George Hershman, vice president, division manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy, said: “This is our second solar project deploying NEXTracker technology. We were very impressed with NEXTracker’s product features on our first project using their technology, and suggested opportunities to improve NEXTracker’s design for even more installation flexibility. NEXTracker’s engineers listened to our feedback and evolved the product to satisfy our needs very rapidly. We saw a 30% improvement in construction speed with the enhanced version of the product.”
Dan Shugar, CEO of NEXTracker, added: “We are very focused on customer guidance. Swinerton gave us valuable input last year that led to product improvements for foundation and site slope tolerance. Site grading and foundation placement are among the most time consuming and expensive steps in a tracker installation, and with NEXTracker’s independent rows, enhanced tolerances, and high slope compatibility, builders can complete these steps with less time and rework. We validated those improvements and labor savings on Lancaster and other recent projects.”