SunLink, Blattner to partner on 112.7 MW solar farm in U.S.


Solar power developer SunLink Corporation is to renew its acquaintance with U.S. EPC firm Blattner Energy to develop a 112.7 MW solar farm in the southeastern U.S.

Neither company has confirmed the exact location of the forthcoming solar PV project, but the two firms have already broken ground on an earlier, larger (148.5 MW) solar farm also located in the southeastern corner of the U.S., and have now collaborated on solar projects with a combined capacity of 2 GW right across the Americas.

SunLink CEO Michael Maulick remarked that the company’s ongoing partnership with Blattner helped nurture a better construction experience for their solar customers, and one which "drives down the levelized cost of energy and adds value throughout all phases of the project lifecycle".

In October, SunLink completed the delivery of 37 MW of fixed-tilt, roof-mount trackers to a solar PV project in Honduras – a project that helped push the firm’s Americas solar development footprint beyond 1 GW.

For Blattner, the collaboration augments the company’s rapidly expanding solar portfolio in the U.S., which in the summer was buouyed by a 1 GW supply deal the company struck with tracker specialists NEXTracker.