Array Technologies recently celebrated the commissioning of the 102-MWac (131-MWdc) Lamesa Solar Facility in Lamesa, Texas. Built by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Renewable Energy Systems (RES), the Lamesa Solar Facility uses Array’s time-proven solar trackers to maximize the output of clean, renewable energy and help meet the energy needs of approximately 15,000 Texas homes.
Spanning 887 acres in Dawson County, Texas, the site employs Array’s flagship product, the DuraTrack HZ v3, to ensure optimal output from the facility’s 410,000 photovoltaic solar panels. The award-winning DuraTrack HZ v3 is a flexibly linked single-axis tracker designed to deliver streamlined installation and the highest returns for asset owners through exceptional long-term asset performance. Array Technologies is unparalleled in risk avoidance, with the only tracker technology that reliably handles wind events and extreme weather conditions over a 30-year lifespan.
Despite substantial weather challenges, Array’s installation-efficient solar trackers helped speed up construction rates, enabling RES to complete the project on schedule. The RES team benefitted from the DuraTrack’s unique flexibility, which streamlines the installation process on any terrain. While competing trackers require exact alignment to connect – a feat that can be difficult to achieve on uneven ground and challenging weather conditions – the DuraTrack’s flexibly linked architecture, highlighted by slotted connection points and an articulating driveline, allows for a quick and efficient installation in real-world environments.
“When considering the size and scope of a PV plant like the Lamesa Facility, reliable product selection is crucial to project schedules and operational uptime,” said Array Technologies founder and CEO Ron Corio. “The Array team has poured almost 30 years into our tried-and-true solar tracking technologies to offer installers and asset owners an unbeatable combination of performance and reliability. We are excited to see this project come to life with a globally respected player like RES and look forward to partnering with them again to meet the demands of both today’s and tomorrow’s solar market.”
The Lamesa Solar Facility went online in May 2017 and is actively showcasing DuraTrack’s exceptional flexibility and structural integrity. For more information about the project and streamlined installation, download the case study at www.arraytechinc.com/lamesa-case-study/.
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