PV Trackers Inc. (PVT) announced today that construction is ahead of schedule and under-budget on power plants consisting of 163 PVT 6.0DX dual-axis trackers on three sites in Northern California.
"The PV Trackers team has designed a product that is an extremely cost-effective solution to maximize solar energy collection. The use of pier anchor foundations and easy-to-assemble components make installations a breeze," says Butterfield Electric Inc. CEO Rick Butterfield, the project's contractor.
The school district project will generate over 1,600 megawatt hours of electricity per year, beginning in the 2010 fall term. The environmentally friendly trackers will maximize the solar energy collected, allowing the school district to save money on panels. The rolling topography of the site, along the banks of a seasonal streambed, looks virtually untouched with native grasses still intact, and the pier anchor caps are barely visible. The tracker structures are assembled on site and lifted onto the foundation caps, secured by bolts. PV Trackers' dual-axis tracker is the only tracker on the market that requires no concrete, welding or sheet metal screws.
"Our experience working with PV Trackers has made us want to collaborate on many more jobs in the future. Having an American tracker company with on-site representation has contributed to our ability to perform ahead of schedule and under budget," says Rick Butterfield.
PV Trackers is an optimal solution for ground-mounted commercial and utility-scale solar projects. PV Trackers' PVT 6.0DX dual-axis tracker dramatically reduces up-front system costs by producing the same amount of power as a fixed-tilt rack with 28% fewer panels, and will out-perform other technologies by 30-45%.