NEXTracker delivers trackers for 105 MW solar plant in India

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NEXTracker, a flex company, today announced that it has delivered its PV technology, in collaboration with Adani Power Ltd, to India’s largest solar tracker plant, a 105 MW installation located in the state of Punjab.

Already 50% installed, the project is the first phase of a strategic agreement between Adani and NEXTracker to supply technology, design consultation and commissioning support to Adani’s PV power plant deployments in India and further afield.

“We are playing an active role in supporting India’s National Action Plan for Climate Change, to help our country reach 100 GW by 2022, by deploying 10 GW of solar in that time” Said Adani Green Energy CEO Jayant Parimal. “We are very pleased to be incorporating NEXTrackers advanced solar tracking system into our utility scale PV projects. After evaluating NEXTrackers technology, we found that the system’s design and robust wind capability are ideal for our environmental conditions, helping to maximize energy yield and minimize costs.”

NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar echoed Parimal’s pride in the project: “Adani is a visionary energy and infrastructure firm, their leadership has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to deploying clean technologies to meet the world’s energy needs.”

India, whose solar industry has grown 100 fold in the last five years, is poised for further deployment in the near future. Greentech Media estimates that ground mount installations with solar trackers will reach 3 GW by 2020. Demand for solar in the country is increasing at an aggressive pace, thanks to favorable government policies and the region’s high irradiance.

Nextracker’s design offers ideal features for this region, including advanced wind capability and rapid stowing features. Few foundations and assembly points can also accelerate construction schedules. Coupled with Adani’s extensive experience in energy infrastructure, NEXtracker aims to serve as a model for solar deployment in India.