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Largest solar farm of its kind in North America complete

Posted by Carolyn Cooke on Mar 9, 2015 11:45:00 AM in 2014

South Burlington, VT, October 8, 2014

AllEarth Renewables and Claire Solar Partners have announced the completion of a 2.2MW solar tracker farm in South Burlington, Vt.  The project is the largest in North America to utilize distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize energy production.

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Claire Solar utilized 366 AllSun Trackers and highly efficient modules from JA Solar, to further maximize the farm’s output. The ground-mounted pre-engineered solar trackers, which track the sun throughout the day, produce over 30 percent more energy than fix ground-mounted systems. 

The project was constructed under Vermont’s Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) standard-offer program and will produce over 3 million kilowatt hours of emissions-free energy a year. AllEarth Renewables also served as the EPC for the project.

JA Solar provided multi-crystalline 260 watt PID resistant modules for the project, which according to the module manufacturer, outperform the peers’ modules by 5-10 watts in terms of power rating. JA Solar’s PV module, well-known for its high reliability, high conversion efficiency and high power output, outperforms the industry average by 5-30 watts in terms of power rating.

In 2011, AllSun solar trackers by AllEarth Renewables were utilized for a 2.1MW solar farm across the road from the Claire Solar site. 

About AllEarth Renewables / AllSun Trackers

AllEarth Renewables, headquartered in Williston, Vt., manufactures the AllSun Tracker, a dual-axis solar tracker that uses innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day, producing up to 45 percent more energy than rooftop solar.  The company has manufactured and installed over 2,400 solar tracker systems to date.  Among its top-product awards, the dual axis tracker was named a “Top-10 Green Product” by BuildingGreen magazine and “Top Product of the Year” by Solar Power World. The company’s ground-mounted, pre-engineered solar trackers are designed for residential and commercial-scale installations. For more visit, www.allsuntrackers.com

About JA Solar

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd is a world leading manufacturer of high-performance solar cells and modules. The company was founded in May 2005 and publicly listed on the NASDAQ in February2007. Capitalizing on its strength in solar cell technology, it is committed to providing modules with unparalleled conversion efficiency, yield efficiency, and reliability to enable customers to maximize the returns of their PV projects.

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