Edisun Microgrids claims to develop the world’s largest rooftop tracker installation

Written By: Katherine Demetre
October 11, 2017

edisun-microgrids rooftop solar tracker installation

On Oct. 11, 2017, Edisun Microgrids and West Hills Construction 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 project is set to utilize more than 2,900 trackers, making it the world’s largest rooftop solar tracker installation, per Edisun.

The installation would be financed and owned by Harry Ross Industries (HRI), the owner of the building. The solar power generated by the PV Booster installation would benefit HRI’s tenant, Chiquita Brands International (Chiquita).

Bill Gross, chief executive officer, Edisun Microgrids, commented:

Partnering with a visionary company such as West Hills, which has built more than 10 million square feet of real estate and is an expert in construction and solar installation, is the first of many exciting growth milestones for Edisun. PV Booster’s technology fundamentally improves the economics of rooftop solar for developers, installers, building owners, and tenants, which aligns with our core mission to revolutionize the economics of solar. We believe this increase in the value of solar projects, such as Chiquita’s Oxnard installation, will be the catalyst for the widespread adoption of solar in the C&I sector.