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The 101MW PV project stands as the third large-scale PV tracking plant executed by Soltec in Brazil. Image: Soltec

Single-axis solar tracker manufacturer Soltec will supply its SF Utility tracker equipment to the Floresta solar PV power plant in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

The 101MW project, located in the municipality of Areia Branca, is being developed by Soltec’s customer Solairedirect-ENGIE. Solar trackers for the installation will be supplied locally to meet FINAME local-content conditions.

Carlos Mena, country manager Brazil at Soltec, said: “As market leaders in Brazil, we are embracing the creation of a strong local supply chain for the solar industry. We rely on local facilities and a strong local team to best assure project success. Customers choose Soltec for the combined cost-effectiveness of high-yield equipment with high-tolerance installation features, along with our proven reliability to meet project criteria of cost, quality, and schedule.”

This stands as the third large-scale PV tracking plant executed by Soltec in Brazil, with the company reaching 551MW and holding last year’s position as Brazil’s market leader in solar tracker supply.

Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec, said: “Our objective is to supply customers with cutting-edge technology at the most competitive price. We focus on innovation, reliability and low installation costs. We are very proud to add Solairedirect, subsidiary of ENGIE Group, to our global list of top-tier customers.”

Brazil is primed to surpass 1GW of solar in 2017 as projects from three auctions between 2013-15 start to come online, according to the Brazilian Solar Association ABsolar.

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