Nextracker Adds 728 MW Projects From Intersect Power in US

Highlights :

  • The win in the 728 MW projects marks a significant addition to Nextracker’s TruePower portfolio of solar trackers.
  • Adding to the strong American connect is the panels, supplied by First Solar.

Nextracker has just scored a big win in a US solar project. Intersect Power, one of North America’s largest developers of utility-scale renewable energy, has announced Signal Energy as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm and supply of the NX Horizon smart solar trackers and TrueCapture yield optimization software from Nextracker for two utility-scale solar projects totaling 728 MW (DC) in Texas and California.

Project Suppliers

The 415MW (DC) Radian project in Texas and the 313 MW (DC) Athos III project in California are expected to begin construction later this year and will be operational in 2022. Series 6 photovoltaic (PV) solar modules will be supplied by First Solar, Inc. for both projects, as well.

These projects will comprise the second set of utility-scale solar projects that Nextracker and Intersect Power will have worked on together in the two states. With a combined installed capacity of more than 1.7 GW (DC), the previous portfolio of five projects in California and Texas are under construction and will soon be powering the cumulative equivalent of 357,000 homes. Signal Energy was the EPC firm on three of the five in the previous portfolio, making it a really productive partnership for the firms involved.

“As Intersect Power moves towards asset ownership, our long-standing collaborations with Signal Energy and Nextracker give us confidence in these projects’ ability to reliably perform,” said Sheldon Kimber, CEO of Intersect Power. “Technology like TrueCapture optimizes plant performance, enhances the value of each project, and allows us to protect the value of our asset in extreme weather events.”

“Our Pre-Construction team collaborated with Intersect Power early in the process to develop the lowest cost of energy solution to complete the development of Radian and Athos III,” said Ryan Johnson, President of Signal Energy. “We also partnered with Nextracker to overcome global logistics challenges to maintain overall project schedules and look forward to working with them on these two outstanding projects.”

Both projects will deploy Nextracker’s TrueCapture advanced tracker optimization and control software to capture additional energy gain during diffuse light conditions. The firm claims that TruePower is already running almost 10 GW of solar projects worldwide.

Intersect Power

Intersect Power currently has a portfolio of 2.4 GWDC of late-stage solar and storage projects that will be in operation by 2023, an emerging pipeline of 4 GWDC of early-stage clean energy assets, including green hydrogen, with $1.3 B in financial transactions closed. The company has also developed and sold more than 1.7 GW-DC of contracted solar projects across California and Texas.

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Prasanna Singh

Prasanna has been a media professional for over 20 years. He is the Group Editor of Saur Energy International

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