array technologies is supplying nearly 1GW of DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers for the Gemini solar project, which developer Primergy Solar says will be the largest operating solar and storage site in the United States. The project will store over 1.4 GWh of solar energy and is valued at more than $1 billion. Kiewit Power Constructors Co. is acting as the engineering, procurement and construction company for the project.
“As solar power accounts for an increasing share of the world’s electricity supply, energy storage will play a critical role in optimizing renewable energy and ensuring power is available during peak periods,” said Travis Rose, chief revenue officer at Array Technologies. “Project Gemini is historic because of its size and scope, and we are well positioned to optimize it for maximum energy production while limiting installation time, LCOE and maintenance requirements.”
Array’s trackers are scheduled to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2022, with project completion planned for late 2023. The project site will be on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Overton, Nevada. It is transmitted and distributed by Nevada Energy, a public utility that generates electricity in northern and southern Nevada.
The energy storage capabilities allow the photovoltaic system to release energy only when the demand is high and the supply is low, such as when there is no electricity. B. in the afternoon/evening times in summer. Gemini’s sophisticated control platform will use an Energy Management System (EMS) to determine the opportunity cost of discharging the battery versus feeding PV-generated energy directly into the grid. Gemini’s EMS will incorporate daily, seasonal and annual data into its decision making.
“Kiewit is excited to bring our extensive EPC experience and capabilities to the Gemini solar project, which will incorporate Array’s innovative solar tracking technology,” said Chris Turnbull, President of Kiewit. “Gemini is a landmark project that will have a profound impact on the availability of renewable energy sources in Nevada.”
https://solarindustrymag.com/array-supplies-close-to-1-gw-of-advanced-tracker-technology-for-gemini-project Array will deliver nearly 1GW of advanced tracker technology to the Gemini project