EDF Renewables and Array Technologies Sign 2 GW Solar Tracker Agreement

EDF Renewables and Array Technologies Sign 2 GW Solar Tracker Agreement

Array Technologies and EDF Renewables North America have announced a new partnership for nearly 2 GW of reliable single-axis solar tracking equipment

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Array Technologies, market leaders in single-axis solar tracking, and EDF Renewables North America, one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America, have announced a new partnership between the two companies. The agreement provides EDF Renewables with nearly two gigawatts (GW) of reliable single-axis solar tracking equipment supplied by Array Technologies to deploy on projects they will build, own, and operate over the coming years.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to partner with Array Technologies to deliver competitively-priced, clean energy to its customers,” said Kathy Lin, vice president, Solar and Storage Technology at EDF Renewables. “As long-term owners of solar projects featuring DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers, we value reliability, high uptime, and excellent performance over the life of the solar project.”

Array’s market-leading technology was selected for these projects because of its flexibility and adaptability to fit projects that are yet to be fully specified that EDF Renewables has in their development pipeline.

”The partnership between Array Technologies and EDF Renewables is a testament to the strength and success of a mature and thriving solar market,” said Jeff Krantz, chief commercial officer at Array Technologies. “This deal represents a significant milestone for our company’s continued robust growth, and the success of the innovative solutions Array continues to produce.”

The majority of utility-scale solar projects utilise single-axis solar trackers. In regions with high solar irradiance, trackers can produce a 20 to 30 percent increase in energy output over fixed-tilt systems.

‘The continued adoption of Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ v3 solar trackers comes down to economics and reliability over the lifetime of the solar asset,” the joint statement stated.

Recently, GameChange Solar has announced that it has received orders for more than 200 MW of Genius Tracker systems in South America.

According to research published by IHS Markit, global shipments of single-axis solar trackers increased by over 40 percent in 2018 and surpassed 20 GW globally for the first time. This is compared to only 4 GW of global installations in 2013, of which 11 percent were tracker deployments in that year (with fixed-tilt installations accounting for the remaining 89 percent).

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.