Logistics power: AET delivers racking for 7-MW Calif. project in one week

AET Swinerton-Rayport-G-ECO-Racking-System

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) prides itself on its logistical capabilities, which played a big part in its selection by Swinerton Renewable Energy for a 7 MW solar PV installation in Mendota, Calif., currently under construction.

Along with providing its Rayport-G ECO ground mount system, AET’s engineering team provided the full design, professional engineering stamp and subsoil evaluation for permitting. AET boasts an impeccable record with 100 percent on time, 100 percent on budget and zero warranty claims. For this particular project, to meet the needs of the customer, AET’s highly efficient logistics team shipped the entire racking solution for the 7 MW project in one week.

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“Swinerton upholds a high level of standards for all of its projects,” said Aaron Faust, VP of Business Development for AET. “To be selected by Swinerton requires an extensive vetting process to ensure the racking team fits the bill. There are many facets that go into a utility-scale solar project, such as shipping, engineering, service, quality product, and cost. AET is focused on meeting all of these needs for every customer.”

A recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) confirms the continued growth in utility-scale solar power generation. The U.S., EIA anticipates utility-scale solar capacity to increase by greater than 100 percent (11 GW) over a two-year period (2014-2016), with 4.4 GW of new solar power generation being constructed in California.


“There are a number of factors that are contemplated when selecting the components for our projects,” said Scott Stites, Procurement Manager for Swinerton. “We continue to be pleased with the quality of AET’s racking system, competitive price point, aggressive lead-times, and speed of installation. They have exceeded our expectations in expedited engineering deliverables, materials delivery, and responsive customer service.”

AET’s Rayport-G ECO is strong and durable, having been engineered to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. Its high-quality and low cost features, backed by AET’s highly-efficient logistics makes AET a leading choice for EPCs and developers looking for a balance-of-system racking component that meets time and budget constraints while upholding quality and reliability for their utility-scale projects.

Swinerton Renewable Energy offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV services for solar photovoltaic plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients. SRE has delivered over 650 MW solar projects and our SOLV team manages over 1 GW of PV plants.

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