NEXTracker, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single axis photovoltaic trackers, completed tracker commissioning for the SunEdison 82 MW Pacifico and Choluteca solar power plants in Honduras. SunEdison developed and built the system.
“SunEdison’s experience outfitting projects with NEXTracker technology continues to yield positive results,” stated David Springer, chief operating officer of solar operations for SunEdison. “NEXTracker’s higher energy yield design and installation cost savings help us maximize project financial returns. NEXTracker helps us minimize site grading requirements and reduces the cost of maintenance.”
“It’s inspiring to see Honduras emerge as one of the largest solar markets in Latin America. We’re extremely proud to be providing our transformational trackers to SunEdison, especially for the completion of these milestone projects – two of the largest solar installations in Honduras,” said Dan Shugar, CEO of NEXTracker. “SunEdison is leveraging NEXTracker to accelerate project deployment schedules and maximize project economics in Latin America and around the world.”
Global demand for solar trackers continues to expand rapidly as the market has transitioned to higher irradiance locations where trackers deliver outstanding increases in power production. NEXTracker’s technology is a cost-effective solution to maximize solar project returns. Advanced features address and overcome layout constraints, significantly reduce the number of foundations and use of steel, eliminate stress on the drive components by aligning modules with the axis of rotation and simplify AC wiring requirements.
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