Spain’s Soltec Supplies 738 MW Solar Trackers to Brazilian Solar Projects

Highlights :

  • Soltec has contracted with Canadian Solar and SPIC for the supply of SFOne trackers.
  • The trackers enable maximized energy efficiency and minimized visual impact thanks to their lower height compared to other tracker configurations.

Spanish multinational solar tracker manufacturer Soltec has announced that it has signed an agreement with solar conglomerates Canadian Solar and SPIC for the supply of SFOne trackers for two Brazilian solar power projects having a cumulative capacity of 738 MW. Work on these two power plants will start in mid-2023. The solar projects will be located in the Brazilian states of Piaui and Ceara.

The projects projects will be integrated with SFOne 1-in-portrait solar trackers from Soltec. In September, the Spanish firm connected the first solar power project built by it in Brazil. Last year, Soltec had launched SFOne, a new solar tracker with a double row 1P configuration, which is said to be adaptable to all types of projects in the global market.

Construction of the said two projects will prevent the release of over 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. Furthermore, the energy generated by these two solar plants will be equivalent to the power needed to supply over 900,000 households.

Soltec is a vertically integrated undertaking which specializes in photovoltaic projects with solar trackers.

As per the official statement of Soltec, the solar projects will be equipped with SFOne 1-in-portrait solar trackers, which enable maximized energy efficiency and minimized visual impact thanks to their lower height compared to other tracker configurations, allowing Soltec to comply with the ecovoltaics-related principles of minimum visual impact and area of occupancy.

Supply to these two power plants allows Soltec to further strengthen its position in the Brazilian solar market, where its 4.6 GW track record has position this Murcia-based company as a market leader. Through these projects, Soltec, which has a factory and offices in the state of Bahia, further contributes to local economy and proximity purchases, in accordance with the firm’s principles of ecovoltaics, the firm has said.

Raúl Morales, Chief Executive Officer, Soltec, stated on the new order, “Brazil is a market where we have been well received ever since we began operations here in 2015. After that, we have established ourselves as a trusted market player thanks to our collaboration with clients such as Canadian Solar and SPIC, with whom we are more than happy to continue working together. We are proud to collaborate with top-tier players and further contribute to achieving the goal of energy transition through promotion of photovoltaic solar energy.”

In 2021, the solar tracker market was valued at $3.4 billion but its expected to expand massively with a CAGR of more than 20% between 2022 and 2030, according to Grand View Research.

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