Photovoltaic module producer Suntech Power Holdings recently completed two solar power plants in Spain in collaboration with a+f GmbH, manufacturer of the SunCarrier single-axis tracker. Suntech supplied approximately half of the panels used in the two installations: an 8.5-MWp plant in Alange and a 7.4-MWp site in Alconera.
The modules were installed on more than 450 SunCarrier trackers, which increase the power efficiency of the solar systems by as much as 32% above that of fixed-mounted solar energy units, according to the companies. The two solar plants will reportedly produce enough energy to power around 9300 Spanish households.
“The combination of these two products enabled us to efficiently use the land available and develop a high-power-output solar solution that can satisfy the energy needs of thousands of households,” said a+f’s managing director, Rico Wojanowski.
“These solar projects illustrate the potential for intervalue chain collaboration to provide highly efficient and completely sustainable energy solutions,” added Jerry Stokes, president of Suntech Europe.
Suntech has several partnerships with leading solar project developers and distributors in Spain, Italy, and Greece through the consistent supply of its reliable, high-conversion efficiency crystalline-silicon PV modules. The company says it expects to ship more than 230 MW of solar modules to Southern Europe this year.