Exosun has been selected by EDF Energies Nouvelles to equip two thirds of a 146 MWp PV plant in the Chilean Atacama desert with its solar trackers, and to provide a complete set of services including engineering, logistics and construction support. This PV project, one of the largest in Chile, represents the most significant agreement signed by Exosun since its founding.
Exosun’s Exotrack® HZ horizontal single-axis solar trackers will be installed on rocky, hilly, desert land. They will support 277,360 PV modules, orienting them toward the sun throughout the day to significantly increase energy yield.
In addition to supplying its solar trackers, Exosun will provide technical assistance to EDF Energies Nouvelles throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the plant in order to ensure the optimal performance of the Exotrack® HZ and accelerate its client’s ROI. With a tracker installation rate of 1 MWp /day, Exosun is committed to a ‘just-in-time’ delivery of its tracker parts.
The solar plant will produce approximately 362,000 MWh annually, enough electricity to power 120,000 homes, and prevent 288,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions yearly1. Solar trackers commissioning, executed by Exosun, is scheduled for the last quarter of 2016.