Soltec will be supplying and installing its SF7 Bifacial trackers at a 220 MW project that Enel Green Power is building in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
Soltec, a leading manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced that it will be supplying and installing its SF7 Bifacial trackers at a 220 MW project that the Enel Group’s renewable company Enel Green Power is building in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
The power plant occupies 439 hectares and the installation includes 6,533 Soltec SF7 Bifacial solar trackers and 548,772 bifacial modules and will be able to generate around 600 GWh when at full capacity.
The SF7 Bifacial solar tracker produces energy both on its front and rear side, as it captures sunlight reflected on the ground. According to BiTEC, bifacial modules mounted in SF7 Bifacial solar trackers provide 17% more Bifacial Gain under high albedo conditions (60%), and 11% under medium albedo conditions (30%). The use of this tracker in this solar plant will help to significantly increase production and reduce, in this way, the space occupied and the investment of the project.
“With this project, we continue to strengthen our position in the Mexican photovoltaic market, where we have more than 1.3 GW installed. In addition, being a plant with bifacial modules, we will produce more energy optimising the space and decreasing the installation time”, said Sergio Prado, Head of Sales in Mexico.
Soltec will be responsible for creating 200 jobs during the installation and supply stage. Soltec and Enel Green Power are cooperating with trade unions and the local government to promote local employment.
Recently, we reported that Enel Green Power has signed a 90 MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with apparel brand GAP. The 12-year agreement GAP’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable it to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.