STI Norland bags Brazilian solar tracker deal

Jul 13, 2020 06:18 PM ET
  • STI Norland has actually protected an offer to provide 474MWp-worth of trackers to a project in Brazil which, once complete, will certainly be amongst the biggest in Latin America.
STI Norland bags Brazilian solar tracker deal
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The tracker as well as installing system supplier will supply the devices to designer Essentia Energia, which is creating the Sol do Sertão project in Oliveira dos Brejinhos in Bahia, Brazil.

The firm's dual-row trackers will certainly be used on the project, which is focused on conclusion in H2 2021.

That project will utilize greater than one million bifacial panels supplied by Solar Module Super League (SMSL) participant LONGi.

Javier Reclusa, president at STI Norland Brasil, said the deal "solidifies" the company's setting in the Latin American market, explaining its partnership with Essentia Energia as one of "excellent significance for STI Norland".

The deal was struck equally as Brazil's nationwide solar trade association Absolar disclosed that the country's mounted solar capacity surpassed 6GW, composed of around 3.1 GW of dispersed generation as well as 2.9 GW of utility-scale solar.

That figure is anticipated to soar in the coming years, with Brazil's controversial head of state Jair Bolsonaro in June signing a brand-new decree to use new eco-friendly bonds to fund as much as 8GW of brand-new solar ability country-wide.

However the recurring COVID-19 pandemic has pestered Brazil's strategies to end up being a hotbed of solar activity. In March this year Bolsonaro's federal government indefinitely delayed two tenders-- the renewables-only A-4 as well as open bidding A-6 auctions-- pointing out the dilemma' beginning.

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