Soltec is supplying complete tracker equipment to the Eagle Point solar PV plant located in the state of Oregon by leading project developer Cypress Creek Renewables.
“Our trackers require the fewest piles per megawatt and keep earth grading operations to a minimum, preserving the site’s wetlands and fragile ecosystem,” reported José María Lozano, Engineering Global Director at Soltec. “Our independent-row, short tracker site-fill advantages allowed the plant to be designed with the trackers arranged diagonally, rather than in a straight line, to make the most of the available land.” [press release Soltec]
The 491 complete solar trackers manufactured by Soltec present a market-leading cost advantage. The trackers will be produced and shipped in less than 40 days to the project site on the outskirts of Medford, near the Rogue Valley International Airport.
The Eagle Point power plant is expected to generate more than 22 GWh of clean energy annually, equivalent to avoiding 16,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
“We are proud to be chosen once again by Cypress Creek Renewables,” said Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec. “Customer success comes from combining cost-effective, high-yield equipment offering high-tolerance installation features with Soltec’s proven reliability as a tracking partner. [press release Soltec]
To overcome the challenges on this project we had to:
Stage materials strategically throughout the field
Organize two tool staging locations
Get 6 carts to move personnel to/from the field quickly
Coordinate assembly plan closely with Electrical contractor
Prepare installation aids for Sunstall crews
Built mock-up tables
utilize stools to increase efficiency and safety.
Mutually supportive relationship with all trades and partners involved and the excellent collaboration with the electrical sub and the project owner helped tremendously to execute this project successfully! On top of that Sol Tec provided excellent support by providing jigs, onsite training and expertise.