Currently under construction, the Clare Solar Farm project close to Ayr in Queensland, Australia, will receive horizontal single-axis trackers from NCLAVE.
It is the horizontal single-axis SP1000 tracker that are being supplied, which in addition to the component’s reliability and efficiency, also incorporate the exclusive patented spherical bearing that is resistant to solar degradation and requires neither lubrication nor maintenance, the company has stated.
This announcement marks another milestone for the Clare Solar Farm. Back in January, Spanish developer Fotowatio Renewable Venture (FRV) said that it had reached financial close for the project, and added that it had recently awarded the EPC rights and a two-year O&M contract to Australia’s Downer EDI.
In May 2016, FRV signed a PPA with Australian energy utility Origin Energy for 100% of the electricity and all of the large scale renewable generation certificates (LGCs) generated by the facility, making it the first project of its kind to secure financing only on the basis of a commercial PPA without any additional government grants and funding.
The latest deal brings NCLAVE, the merger of two Spanish firms Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar that took place in March, one step closer to its goal of becoming the world leader in tracker systems for developers, installers and EPC contractors for the solar market.