NEXTracker, a Flex company, signed a master services agreement to deliver its solar tracker technology to Biosar, part of Aktor Construction Group, and one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in the Western Hemisphere.
The 191.5 MW solar power plant, Pirapora 1, is being constructed by Biosar for EDF Energies Nouvelles and Canadian Solar Inc. in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. This MSA calls for NEXTracker to supply Biosar with advanced tracker technology, design consultation, installation and commissioning support. Project completion is anticipated in Q3 of 2017. The modules to be used in the Pirapora project are also produced by Flex and Canadian Solar, at a manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Pirapora 1 project is one of the largest solar projects in Brazil and one of the few utility-scale projects to meet the FINAME accreditation criteria of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). BNDES streamlines financing for projects that incorporate products compliant with FINAME’s local content and manufacturing requirements. Manufactured locally, NEXTracker NX Horizon is FINAME-compliant; its materials and components are manufactured and tested for quality assurance at a Flex facility in Brazil.
NEXTracker’s Brazil presence, co-located at Flex’s manufacturing center in Sorocaba, São Paulo – and supported by over 9,000 Brazilian employees – is now supplying its advanced solar trackers to developers and EPCs throughout the country.