Array Technologies and sPower join forces with multi-gigawatt solar PV agreement

04.05.2018
 With Array Technologies and sPower two renewable energy giants announced a new partnership deal. (Photo: Array Technologies)
With Array Technologies and sPower two renewable energy giants announced a new partnership deal. (Photo: Array Technologies)

A new three-year partnership between two of the United States’ largest players in solar energy, Array Technologies and sPower, was announced at the GTM Solar Summit in southern California.

Array Technologies, Inc. is a leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Australia. sPower, an AES and AIMCo company and the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States, owns and operates a portfolio of solar and wind assets greater than 1.3 GW and has a development pipeline of more than 10 GW.

The collaboration between the two companies came after previously working together for over four years. The executed agreement establishes a partnership to do multi-gigawatts of business over the coming years. The adoption of solar trackers for utility-scale solar projects has grown significantly in recent years, with more than 70 % of ground-mounted PV systems in the United States utilizing the technology. In regions with high solar irradiance, trackers can produce a 20 to 30 % increase in energy output over fixed-tilt systems.

“The newly created partnership between Array Technologies and sPower is a testament to the strength and success of a matured-U.S. solar market,” said Jeff Krantz, Senior Vice President at Array Technologies.

“We are looking forward to this partnership with Array Technologies – it’s going to help enhance our solar portfolio for years to come,” commented Josh Skogen, Senior Vice President of Project Development at sPower.

“Studies have shown Array’s patented technology to provide the lowest O&M costs of the different architectures on the market, so the partnership is not only a positive industry collaboration, but also provides a significant financial benefit to sPower as the owners of these assets,” adds Krantz. 

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