SunLink Awarded Contract to Provide Ground Mount Racking for Defense Department Project Portfolio in Florida Panhandle
SunLink Corporation was selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) to supply its GeoPro fixed tilt solution in connection with a 165 MW portfolio of solar ground mount projects located in the panhandle of Florida. Coronal Energy™, powered by Panasonic, is constructing the three projects on Department of Defense property as part of the Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio in cooperation with the U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy and Gulf Power.
Work on the three sites in Valparaiso, Navarre and Pensacola is underway with construction slated to be finished in the summer of 2017.
SunLink’s product, structural and electrical engineers worked with the Swinerton team to deliver a modified GeoPro design that satisfied the projects’ unique mechanical and electrical designs and use of First Solar modules.
“It takes proven, sophisticated engineering excellence and product solutions to support the largest solar projects in the world. Our partners turn to us because we deliver on both counts, and they attest that we shine when it comes to utility-scale solar system optimization and customer service,” says VP Jonathan Eastwood, who heads up SunLink’s Swinerton team. “Swinerton selected SunLink based on our demonstrated ability to accommodate the many demands associated with complex projects, coupled with our ability to help our partners overcome obstacles and deliver a superior customer experience. Our companies share a commitment to delivering successful, enduring solar projects, and together we’re able to operate more competitively in the market.”
“SunLink has been a valuable partner in developing a solution to fit the specific requirements of the Eglin, Saufley and Holley solar projects,” said George Hershman, Senior VP and General Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “We look forward to continued collaboration in the coming months as we work to bring affordable clean energy to Northwest Florida.”