SunLink Awarded Contract to Provide Ground Mount Racking for Defense Department Project Portfolio in Florida Panhandle
Mill Valley, Calif., – February 22, 2017 — 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.”
SunLink Corporation brings powerful solar energy solutions to market through innovative, highly engineered products, in-demand customer services and best-of-breed software that make solar PV electricity easier, safer, more reliable and less expensive to install. In addition to bringing to market well-designed products that are agile in their implementation, the company leverages unparalleled R&D, a legacy of more than a GW of successful projects, state-of-the-art engineering and creative problem solving to develop optimized, full-scope product+service+software solutions for roof and ground-mount solar projects of every size and complexity. It is this unique combination of trusted insights, products, services and EnTech convergence that helps solar developers and installers overcome obstacles and furthers the industry’s shared mission of advancing universal solar power adoption. For more information, visit sunlink.com or follow twitter.com/sunlink.
About Swinerton Renewable Energy
Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV® services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. Over 125 years of building landmark projects, Swinerton has forged a reputation for unsurpassed safety, workmanship, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. Today, our team takes pride in building cost-effective solar systems that will generate reliable, clean power for many years to come. SRE has delivered over 2 GW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 3.5 GW of PV plants. Learn more about Swinerton Renewable Energy at swinertonrenewable.com.
About Coronal Energy™, powered by Panasonic
Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is a leading provider of renewable energy solutions—especially solar PV—for diverse enterprise customers across North America. It unites Panasonic’s financial strength and award-winning history of solar innovation and sustainability leadership with the project development, finance, engineering, construction, and asset management experience of Coronal Energy.
Coronal Energy™ develops, finances, and operates solar PV projects in exclusive partnership with Panasonic, which also holds an equity stake in the company. Coronal’s acquisitions of HelioSage Energy, a leading utility-scale solar project developer, and Blue Oak Energy, a best-in-class commercial and utility-scale solar engineering and construction company, build upon the dynamic company legacy. The Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic team also includes the Energy Solutions Group of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America.
The Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic portfolio includes projects in 40 states totaling 2.3 GW, with more than 3.4 GW of greenfield and brownfield projects under construction/contract, in development, or in the pipeline. The integrated team maintains offices across North America in California, Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, and Toronto. For more, please visit CoronalEnergy.com.