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Magazine Archive Arctech Solar Special Edition 2019

Fast track to global leadership

Arctech Solar has ambitious plans. The Chinese manufacturer of tracking and racking systems is currently ranked fourth in worldwide tracker sales. In 2018 the company installed close to 1.7 GW of trackers. The racking and tracking supplier is not only growing and expanding with the global PV market, but is also taking an active leadership […]

Diversified innovation

Over the past decade, China has become the PV industry’s global manufacturing powerhouse, and Arctech Solar is a giant in the solar tracking and racking system segment. According to IHS Markit and Wood Mackenzie data, the company ranked fourth in the world for tracker shipments in 2018 and first for cumulative racking and tracking installation capacity.

Tracking the global PV market

As the cost of PV continues to fall and climate change concerns simultaneously grow, widespread adoption of solar is taking place at the global level. But growing a business internationally requires a strategic vision to ensure successful market penetration and stability. Guy Rong, president of Arctech Solar’s global business, recently spoke to pv magazine about the solar tracking and racking market, to provide insight on what it takes to become a global leader.

Crossing industry segments

Risen Energy is an integrated manufacturer of wafers and modules, but the growing Chinese PV company is also a global developer and EPC provider. Jian Xie, president of Risen Energy, recently met with pv magazine to discuss the company’s growth, markets and strategic approach to running a multifaceted enterprise.

Procuring for global PV development

Established in 2002, IB Vogt is a global solar PV developer that operates in more than 55 countries around the world. Patrick Zenker, the company’s procurement director, recently spoke with pv magazine to discuss solar tracking system technology, as well as supplier considerations and potential new global markets.

Strategic development in India

ReNew Power is one of India’s leading renewable energy developers. The company has installed close to
1.6 GW of solar capacity since its inception in 2011. ReNew Power’s chief operating officer, Parag Sharma, recently spoke to pv magazine about challenges and opportunities in the Indian solar market, and the company’s future plans.

Giving it a whirl in Krabi

Bifacial modules combined with PV trackers are a hot industry topic and the first large-scale installations are now online. But investors are still figuring out the right balance between capex and yield gains, leaving EPC service providers stuck at the drawing board.

Bifacial tracking grows on new designs

The growing global market for bifacial solar panels on trackers is expanding with new designs and more intense research and development on a range of fronts. The more complex requirements of bifacial panel systems are resulting in early adopter rewards of double-digit yield boosts for clients. As a result, the percentage of bifacial systems is expected to increase rapidly over the next few years.

Full-scope technology for challenging sites

Arctech Solar has amassed a broad technology portfolio of solar array designs, drawing on its full line of solutions, which range from fixed structures to its horizontal 1P SkyLine tracker, in addition to the 2P SkySmart tracker, which is optimized for bifacial panels.

Expanding R&D: optimizations for bifacial boost

Arctech Solar’s new SkySmart2 solar tracker design has been optimized to capture the maximum energy boost from bifacial panels. Combined with the manufacturer’s site-specific engineering, company officials suggest that the design virtually guarantees the best boost in the industry.

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