Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals that specializes in photovoltaic (PV) mounting and solar tracker solutions, has supplied its TDP 2.0 solar trackers for a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects in Connecticut.
As part of Solar FlexRack's tracker growth phase in the northeastern US region, the solar projects are being developed by TRITEC Americas, a developer, financier and asset manager of commercial and industrial solar PV and ESS systems. TRITEC contracted Swinerton Renewable Energy to design, procure and manage the portfolio and will enter into an agreement with SOLV Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Swinerton Renewables, to provide operational and maintenance services for the portfolio. The first of several projects under construction is a 1.2 MW system near Putnam, Conn.
“We are excited to partner with SOLV Construction Management Services to support Swinerton's new service group,” said Steve Daniel, Executive Vice President of Solar FlexRack. “Project efficiency is an important part of our work. So it's great to work with people who share this passion. “
These distributed generation solar projects have a small footprint and are ideal for providing affordable energy to the local Connecticut community. Solar FlexRack finds that its single-axis tracker system easily fits into smaller plots and allows for increased reductions in CO2 emissions to the environment. It also helps the state meet its portfolio standard of 48% renewable energy by 2030.
Power from the portfolio, including the Putnam solar project, is being purchased from Bristol, Connecticut under a long-term power purchase agreement. The systems will generate over 7,950,000 kWh of renewable energy for the city's residents in their first full year of operation.
Photo: Solar FlexRacks TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker