The Pumpjack and Wildwood PV solar projects, 20 MW each, will showcase Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar tracker. Swinerton Renewable Energy will build the sites under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract and will use the DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracker as the ground mount solution. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, is the owner of both projects located in Bakersfield, California.
The DuraTrack HZ trackers feature a range of motion of 120° from east to west, a new option for DuraTrack HZ customers extended up from the 90° standard.
“We enjoy working with Array Technologies and look forward to another successful project,” said George Hershman, Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy.
With design and procurement activities already underway, both solar farms are expected to enter operation before the end of the year. The energy generated will be sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Once Pumpjack and Wildwood are completed, Swinerton and Array Technologies will have joined forces to install more than 270 MW of utility and commercial-scale solar together in the United States. This is the equivalent of nearly 2,000 acres, or 3 square miles, of installed solar.