California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Array Technologies Inc. has been selected for Suntech’s Reliathon Utility Solar platform. The Reliathon platform with Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ tracking system is a new, fully integrated solution, designed to expedite the development of utility-scale solar plants.
For Reliathon, Array Technologies has optimized the DuraTrack to employ two motors per MW AC versus the typical four motors per MW. DuraTrack’s articulating drive-line connections accommodate installation on undulating terrain and irregular site boundaries, and immensely relaxes installation tolerances.
Automatic grounding of Suntech’s Reliathon modules upon mounting to the DuraTrack structure eliminates the ground wire installation step, reducing installation costs.
The Reliathon platform with Array Technologies’ DuraTrack solar trackers will be available for immediate orders with shipment scheduled in Q2 of 2010. Suntech Reliathon solutions have already been included in over 500 MW of U.S. solar project bids.
Suntech also reached a multi-year agreement with Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (AE) that includes the supply of AE’s Solaron inverter offerings, including utility-scale, photovoltaic (PV) inverters, for the Reliathon program.