30 Apr 2015
Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, and juwi Inc. (juwi), a leading renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, have completed a 3.6 MW solar installation project in Essex Junction, Vermont.
AET managed the installation of its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking product on the 13-acre site, providing racking and foundation installation along with predrilling for post installation. AET also installed more than 11,000 solar modules on the racking system as part of its world class engineering, manufacturing and installation (EMI) service.
The rights to the project were sold by juwi to PSEG Solar Source last year, and juwi retained the roles of engineering, procurement and construction contractor and operator for the facility. The project, known as the PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center, has a 25-year power purchase agreement with Vermont Electric Power Producers. The solar arrays at the Vermont installation will generate enough energy to power more than 700 homes each year during normal usage times, and will be primarily used to support the local community.
Michael Martin, CEO of juwi said: “This project required a utility-scale ground mount system that demonstrated a proven track record. We selected AET to install the modules and its racking system based on the quality of its products and services and its commitment to providing end-to-end services for the life of the project and beyond. We have been very pleased to see the project completed on time and on budget.”
Aaron Faust, VP of Business Development at AET, said: “AET is very proud to have met the high standards expected by an industry leader such as juwi. The Essex Junction project was located on rolling terrain which presented a number of constraints and required in-depth design co-ordination with our client. AET worked to provide a cost-saving solution, providing one standardized foundation solution across the entire site.
“We hope to establish a long-term relationship between AET and juwi, and we look forward to providing the highest quality products and services to juwi in the future,” continued Mr. Faust.
The Rayport-G ECO is UL 2703 listed and is rapidly becoming an industry standard for developers and EPCs looking for a ground mounting system that is easy to install, scalable and delivers a significant savings on total installed costs. The Rayport-G ECO is strong and durable, having been engineered to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions, as well as being light and compact, allowing for high shipping density, significantly reducing freight costs and enabling easier handling on the job site.
Applied Energy Technologies (AET)