Solar FlexRack system helps to provide a new source of sustainable energy for the local population by partnering with Tucson Electric Power for a 15MW community solar project in Arizona.
Fremont, CA: “We selected Solar FlexRack from many solar racking options because of their engineering expertise and solar tracker architecture with minimal backside shading design, well suited for bifacial modules," comments Jeff Krauss, TEPs Manager of Community Scale Renewable Resources. Solar FlexRack has offered Tucson Electric Power (TEP) trustworthy, cost-effective solutions and engineering knowledge for an innovative community solar project in southern Arizona. This month, the 15-megawatt (MW) Raptor Ridge solar array was activated on a 100-acre location in Tucson, Arizona. The project incorporates Solar FlexRacks single-axis trackers to handle 35,500 bifacial modules, which produce up to 30% more energy than monofacial modules.
“In a challenging market environment where supply chain issues have delayed other large solar projects, Solar FlexRack demonstrated their commitment to customer service by honoring agreements and delivering product on time. We are excited to bring this community-scale solar project online and Solar FlexRack is a big part of TEPs success at Raptor Ridge.” adds Jeff Krauss.
The new array will produce energy for the TEP GoSolar Home program, which offers a renewable energy option to renters and homeowners, including those whose rooftops are shaded by trees or surrounding structures. Participants can purchase solar energy free of installation and maintenance fees.
“We are pleased to have been selected by Tucson Electric Power to participate in this benchmark project,” comments Mike Herman, Director of Operations at Solar FlexRack. “We look forward to providing our engineering expertise and reliable and time-tested trackers in additional impactful community solar projects in 2022 and the years to come.”