Solar FlexRack trackers used in 15-MW Arizona community solar project
Tuscan Electric PowerIts 15-MW Raptor Ridge solar panel went live this month on a 100-acre site in Tucson, Arizona. The community solar project uses Solar FlexRack‘s uniaxial trackers supporting 35,500 bifacial modules, increasing energy production by up to 30%.
The new array will provide power for the TEP GoSolar Home program, which provides a renewable energy option for renters and homeowners, including those whose roofs are shaded by trees or nearby buildings.
“We selected Solar FlexRack from many solar racking options because of their engineering expertise and solar tracker architecture with minimal rear shading design, well suited for bifacial modules,” said Jeff Krauss, community-scale renewables manager at TEP. “In a challenging market environment where supply chain issues have slowed down other major solar projects, Solar FlexRack demonstrated their commitment to customer service by honoring agreements and delivering the product on time. We are excited to bring this community-scale solar project online and Solar FlexRack is a big part of TEP’s success at Raptor Ridge.”
For businesses and homes unable to host solar on rooftops, the U.S. community solar market continues to grow and allows greater access to solar energy, with the expectation of growing more than 4.5 GW of total capacity in the next five years.
“We are delighted to be selected by Tucson Electric Power to participate in this benchmark project,” said Mike Herman, director of operations at Solar FlexRack. “We look forward to bringing our technical expertise and reliable and proven trackers to other high-impact community solar projects in 2022 and years to come.”
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