SAN FRANCISCO – Exosun, a leading provider of solar tracking technologies and associated plant engineering services, has commissioned its solar trackers to the Lone Valley Solar Park in the western Mojave Desert in California. This 30 MWAC project, consisting of two adjacent solar plants, represents Exosun’s first contract completion in North America, and also marks Exosun’s first successful collaboration with the world’s third largest renewable energy producer EDP Renewables.
The Lone Valley solar park is equipped with 262 of Exosun’s Exotrack HZ horizontal single-axis trackers, which orient over 120,000 photovoltaic modules toward the sun to increase electricity production up to 25 percent compared to a fixed-tilt installation.
“Installed on rocky desert land, this project demonstrates the robustness and adaptability of our trackers. Exotrack HZ’s higher energy yield, fast and simple installation, as well as low maintenance requirements are helping our new client to accelerate ROI,” said Frédéric Conchy, president, Exosun.
Less than one year after entering the U. S. market, Exosun achieved the successful establishment of a North American manufacturing footprint. “We have developed partnerships with North American manufacturers and succeeded in completing design transfer for the high quality local production of our trackers,” Conchy said.
The plant will generate over 80,000 MWh annually, enough to power 7,000 homes. It will save 66,000 tons of CO2 in the first year.
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