A project using NEXTracker equipment
NEXTracker has purchased the intellectual property (IP) of French firm Optimum Tracker.
The agreement covers patents and pending patents covering electronics, mechanics and software. NEXTracker, which is owned by global OEM Flex, said the IP would be particularly relevant to its TrueCapture control system. TrueCapture uses an algorithm to adapt each row to changing conditions, which the manufacturer claims can boost yield by 2-6%.
The agreement will also see the pair collaborate in the Middle East, Southern Europe, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa regions. Optimum has offices in Senegal, South Africa, India and Turkey among others.
“[Optimum] has a great team and has driven innovation in advanced algorithms and optimisation. We look forward to collaborating with Optimum on technology and serving selected customers in targeted markets,” added Shugar.
“This collaboration will help us both to enhance our products and propose state-of-the-art innovations, making solar an even more affordable and efficient energy source,” said Yacin de Welle, president and co-founder, Optimum Tracker. “Thanks to the complementary capabilities of our companies, we also expect to reach numerous markets worldwide.”
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2021
Penang, Malaysia (also available virtually)
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability. This event will be run as a live event in Penang for delegates able to attend and will also welcome virtual delegates via streamed content and online networking.