Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers and related services, has installed its trackers all over the globe for more than a decade now but the company says 2017 was its best year so far, showing over 200 percent revenue growth.
The strategic move to the United States in 2015 has consolidated with additional market share in 2017, amid market uncertainties and strong competition. Four power plants across the U. S. feature Soltec’s tracking equipment, totaling 229 MW. Soltec enjoys strong momentum as a large-scale supplier going into the ITC build-out through 2020.
In parallel, Soltec’s leadership in Brazil skyrocketed in 2017 with supply contracts totaling 517 MW. Local product content played an important role in this achievement, thanks to Soltec investments in local people and manufacturing facilities that benefit both the customer project and the local economy.
“Providing high-grade customer experience and results with innovative factory approaches and cost-effective standard product application has proven a success, and has pushed Soltec to the leading position,” said Carlos Mena, Country Manager Brazil.
With these figures, Soltec is ranked by analysts in third-place of the global PV tracker estimated supply market in 2017, rising from sixth-place in 2016, and ranking as the number one European tracker supplier in 2017. These achievements exhibit the result of Soltec investments in 2016 to increase manufacturing capacity to 2.5 GW per year and to prepare for large-scale project supply challenges.
According to CEO of Soltec Raúl Morales, “repeating customers rely on us as project partners due to our ability to meet schedule, cost, and quality criteria. Our record-breaking growth is testament to the dedication of Soltec’s global team focused on large-scale supply capacity, cost-effective innovation, and technical leadership.”
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