Array, Affordable Solar to provide Solar Trackers for Facebook facility

By: June 1, 2017 2:35 pmViews: 47

Locally headquartered Array Technologies, an Albuquerque-based manufacturer of the tracking systems that allow the solar modules to follow the sun throughout the day, announced this week that it will partner with Affordable Solar to install trackers at Facebook’s upcoming data center located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Array Technologies is partnering with local companies to bring solar tracking power to Facebook’s new data center in New Mexico. Array has been selected to provide trackers for three 10 MW-AC sites to help Facebook’s newest data center be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. The solar solar tracking company was chosen for this project due to its high reliability, which will allow Facebook to deliver 100 percent server uptime over the 30-year design life of the trackers.

Alongside engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Affordable Solar, Array will install trackers throughout 2017 and complete the first of three 10 MW-AC installations by the beginning of 2018. Affordable Solar was awarded the contract by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to build the three sites.

Affordable Solar President, Kevin Basselleck, says “We’ll be partnering with Array Technologies, an Albuquerque-based manufacturer of the tracking systems that allow the solar modules to follow the sun throughout the day. They are a global leader in solar trackers and a tremendous local success story. We’re proud to deploy more of their systems right here in New Mexico.”

 

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