Array Technologies has entered an agreement to supply nearly 1 GW of DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers for the Gemini solar project, which is expected to be the largest operational solar + storage site in the United States, according to Oakland, California-based developer Primergy solar.
The project will store over 1.4 GWh of solar power and is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. Kiewit Power Constructors is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction firm on the project.
“As solar energy accounts for an increasing portion of the world’s electricity supply, energy storage will play a crucial role in optimizing renewables and ensuring power is available during periods of peak demand,” said Travis Rose, chief revenue officer at Array Technologies. “Project Gemini is historic for its size and scale, and we are well-positioned to optimize it for maximum energy generation while limiting installation time, LCOE and maintenance requirements.”
Array’s trackers are scheduled to begin deliveries in Q2 2022 with project completion planned for the end of 2023. The project site will be located on Bureau of Land Management land in Overton, Nevada, 30 miles Northeast of Las Vegas. It will supply power to Nevada Energy, a public utility that generates, transmits and distributes electric service in northern and southern Nevada.
“Kiewit is excited to bring our extensive EPC experience and capabilities to the Gemini solar project, which will feature Array’s innovative solar tracking technology,” said Chris Turnbull, president of Kiewit. “Gemini is a landmark project that will have a lasting impact on the availability of renewable energy sources in Nevada.”
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