Soltec to provide single-axis trackers for 150MW project in US

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Soltec designed custom innovations to deal with specific challenges to the project, including sub-zero temperatures and high snow load. Image: Soltec

Single-axis tracker manufacturer Soltec is set to provide its SF Utility Single-Axis Tracker for what will be a 150MW project in the US.

In regards to this project, Soltec designed innovations that will help its inverters adapt to extreme local climate conditions. As a result of this deal, Soltec has gained annual sales of 1GW and is in line to reach future growth goals.

While this US project presented challenges such as high snow load, sub-zero temperatures and flooding risks, Soltec countered these hurdles with a special pile design, an extended electronic configuration range reaching down to -40° F, and tracker control mechanisms with flood sensors and snow-load removal operations.

José Alfonso Teruel, R&D manager at Soltec, said: “To meet these extreme climate challenges our R&D team has redesigned the electronics adjusting to local conditions, and developed exclusive piles to maintain tracker equipment stability in heavy snow and deeply frozen earth. With these enhanced features SF utility is configured to deliver maximum potential even in the rough winters of North America.”

Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec, added: “We are proud to deliver our first SF Utility supply contract in the US, and of how our R&D team responded to extreme project challenges there. We are also pleased with excellent sales growth that meets with expectation and demonstrates that SF Utility and the Soltec team are on track to attain our company’s future goals in the Americas.”

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