Edisun Microgrids and West Hills Construction completed rooftop solar tracker installation
Post date: 12/10/2017 - 20:18
Edisun Microgrids, Inc. and West Hills Construction, Inc., a fourth-generation family owned design/build general construction firm, announced a strategic partnership to develop up to 20 MW of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects utilizing Edisun’s rooftop tracking technology »PV Booster«. The first project developed under this partnership is a 1 MW solar array installed on 368,000 square feet of a 528,000 square foot cold storage industrial building in Oxnard, California. The project utilizes more than 2,900 dual-axis rooftop solar trackers. According to the company, it is the world’s largest rooftop tracker installation. The system is financed and owned by the owner of the building Harry Ross Industries (HRI). The solar power generated by the PV Booster installation will benefit HRI’s tenant, Chiquita Brands International.
Edisun launched the dual-axis solar tracker in September 2016. The technology has a low wind profile and automatically retracts modules at night and during periods of high wind. The trackers are powered by a low-voltage motor that consumes less than 0.01 percent of the total installation energy generated and uses a reliable battery backup unit to maintain operations when grid interruptions occur.