March 23, 2023 – GameChange Solar (GCS) announced that they will supply their Genius Tracker™ for Arava Power Company (APC) and Paz Oil's Sunray, a 272 MWdc project located on an 1,800-acre site in Uvalde County, TX, USA.
Once complete, GCS’ Genius Tracker™ paired with over 500,000 545w bifacial panels will produce energy for ERCOT’S South Zone, powering approximately 47,000 homes in the greater San Antonio area with zero-carbon electricity.
WHC Energy Services (WHC), a trusted pioneer in the energy construction industry, is leading the engineering, procurement, and construction for the solar power plant.
Max Johnson, Director of Business Development at GCS stated, “We’re on a mission to repower the planet and modernize infrastructures with our Genius Tracker™. GCS is a respected leader in the energy transition and committed to bringing reliable power to demanding areas such as San Antonio.”
Randel Badeaux Jr., P.E. - Vice President, Renewables, EPC & Strategic projects at WHC, added, “The pre-assembled parts offered by GCS allows us to reduce our install hours. We’re entering the large-scale solar EPC arena with full confidence using Genius Tracker™. GCS’ customer service also sets them apart as a tracker supplier.”
About WHC – WHC Energy Services, founded in 1957, has evolved from being a leader in the pipeline construction industry to becoming one of America’s premier energy services providers. Today, WHC operates multiple groups that offer EPC, construction, and maintenance services to clients in the Renewable Energy sector, including solar and battery technology, as well as pipeline and facility construction, integrity, and field services.
About Arava Power – Arava Power Company (APC) is a solar Developer / IPP that pioneered utility-scale photovoltaics in Israel; developing, owning, and operating hundreds of megawatts over the past 15 years. APC’s profound expertise and years of experience have allowed it to build one of the most profitable portfolios in the industry, maintaining and improving performance through excellence in development, technological innovation, and advanced asset management operations.
Today, APC holds a multi-GW development portfolio in Israel and the U.S., across utility-scale PV and BESS, Agri-Voltaics, and Distributed Energy Systems.
Since the earliest days of the solar industry, APC has been at the forefront of the energy transition, delivering on the promise of clean, sustainable energy to power our planet’s future.
About Paz Oil group (TLV: PZOL) – Paz is an energy company based in Israel that was founded in 1922. It is a public company that trades on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and is listed on the TASE's flagship indexes. Paz's main focus is on fuel retail, LPG, real estate, food & convenient retail, renewables, and EV charging. It is the largest gas retailer in Israel with over 270 gas stations and convenience retail locations and more than 60 supermarkets. Paz is also expanding into the renewable energy sector in Europe/US and neighboring countries. Additionally, Paz is increasing its dedication to the energy transition infrastructure sector.
The company is known for its financial resilience, advanced work methods, service orientation, and marketing opportunities, which have positioned it as one of Israel's top companies with a reputation for professionalism and leadership.