Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions provider, has completed a contract to supply a 26.4 MWac solar power generation plant for Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE). SRE will serve as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm. The Tobacco Valley solar project, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, will be installed with Solar FlexRack’s Series G3-X fixed-tilt mounting solution, engineered for ease of installation and reliable performance in challenging climates.
“Swinerton Renewable Energy is dedicated to building solar projects that provide maximum value for our clients, our partners and the community, and our suppliers are instrumental in meeting this goal,” said George Hershman, general manager, Swinerton Renewable Energy. “We’re pleased to have a proven partner like Solar FlexRack on this project.”
Construction is currently underway, and the Tobacco Valley solar project is scheduled for completion in 2019. In all, the project is expected to generate enough energy to power 6,800 homes and create over 300 construction jobs.
“Swinerton Renewable Energy is an employee-owned organization which maintains a high standard for the work they complete, their employees and commitment to the communities in which they work. They build responsibly and that philosophy is driven throughout their organization,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack.
As of 2018, there are over 64,000 MW of solar installed in the United States, or enough solar to power a population the size of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined. The solar industry employs over 242,000 Americans and the amount of solar installed per year has doubled almost every year since 2010. The continuous adoption of solar energy has helped to drive down its cost and, today, solar is one of the lower-cost energy solutions available.
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