Spanish single-axis solar tracker manufacturer, Soltec will supply 5,368 units of its SF7 tracker to the Apodi solar PV power plant. The project, which is located in the municipality of Quixeré, in the Brazilian state of Ceará, in northeastern Brazil, was developed by Norway’s independent solar energy provider, Scatec Solar. The plant is expected to generate 350 GWh of clean energy annually. Once in operation, it will provide energy equivalent to the demand of 171,000 Brazilian homes.
With this project, Soltec totals 909 MW of supplied trackers in the country and 1.7 GW in Latin America. “With 909 MW supplied and underway in Brazil, Soltec has proven to be a reliable partner in large-scale projects. Soltec’s strong manufacturing and supply capacity in Brazil enables customer project success,” said Carlos G. Mena, the company’s country manager for Brazil.
The devices were manufactured by Soltec in Brazil in compliance with FINAME accreditation regulations granted by the Brazilian Development Bank. The certification allows Soltec to supply equipment under attractive financing agreements and help grow local economies.
Within Latin America, in the last year, the Spanish company has supplied trackers to solar plants in Peru, Chile, Mexico and, within Brazil, in Rio Grande do Norte, Minas Gerais and Bahia.