IbVogt Selects Nextracker to Supply Solar Trackers for 150 MW Power Plant in Spain

Mar 14, 2023 11:26 AM ET
  • IbVogt, German worldwide solar programmer, has chosen Nextracker's XTR for the 150 MW Garnacha solar power plant in Spain.
  • The project is backed by a twelve-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google.

Solar tracker solutions provider for utility-scale and also dispersed generation projects Nextracker has secured a new deal in Europe for its terrain-following solar tracker NX Horizon-XTR ™ (XTR).

IbVogt, German global solar programmer, has chosen Nextracker's XTR for the 150 MW Garnacha solar energy plant in Spain. The project is backed by a twelve-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google. The project is slated for manufacturing in October of 2023. Nextracker claims that it is leading the global market in solar trackers and also optimization software, as well as the firm's sophisticated innovation systems permit photovoltaic panels to comply with the sun's movement as well as maximize energy output.

" Because of the local zero grading requirements on our project, we needed a solar tracker solution that would have very little environmental impact as well as enable us to secure neighborhood permits," mentioned Patrick Zenker, Global Procurement Director of IbVogt." With a 10-gigawatt performance history, NX Horizon-XTR gave us comfort and low threat."

" With gas rate volatility, European leaders are trying to find the most affordable expense, a lot of reliable type of energy, and that is utility scale solar energy," claimed Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO of Nextracker. "Europe's remarkable environmental stewardship, unique cultural sites and also tough topography offer the perfect conditions for our terrain-following trackers that maximize energy output with a light-on-land footprint."

The solar tracker firm states that its NX Horizon-XTR ™ enables rows of photovoltaic panels to adjust to uneven terrain, adhering to the all-natural curvature of the planet. Its terrain-following capabilities enable programmers to deal with testing sites that would otherwise be infeasible. It also reduces expenses by limiting grading work and also associated delays, streamlining the allowing procedure, as well as minimizing the demand for soil-related upkeep. Better, the company keeps that solar projects that employ NX Horizon-XTR have a lighter influence on the environment. This is due to the fact that they leave a lot more dirt intact, benefitting the neighborhood ecology while likewise suppressing the danger of dirt disintegration. At the same time, the projects additionally require less steel for extensive pilings, decreasing a project's overall carbon footprint.

With the establishment of the Garnacha project, Nextracker is looking at development of its multi-gigawatt portfolio in Europe. The company currently has offices in Seville as well as Madrid. Its employees are collaborating with customers throughout the continent.

"The Nextracker European group has achieved a crucial milestone of getting to over 3 GW of projects with significant solar developers, utilities and also European EPC companies for projects in Europe as well as Brazil, U.S.A., Canada as well as Africa," said Arturo Herrero, Nextracker SVP Europe.

The solar tracking company has to its credit global shipments worth 70 GW to five continents. The company has actually released its terrain-following NX-Horizon XTR on nearly 10 GW of utility-scale solar worldwide. As per Nextracker, its solar trackers augment energy manufacturing by 20-30% when compared to fixed-tilt applications that do not track the sun.

Just recently, Nextracker valued its supply offering at $24, the upper end of the price band showed earlier. The rates suggests strong need amongst financiers, besides the strong outlook for development in it's home market in North America as well as past.

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