February-March 2022

FuturENERGY Digital Febrero-Marzo 2022

FuturENERGY Digital – N 87

Cover Story


STI Norland was founded in 1996 in Pamplona, by experts in engineering, development, manufacturing and construction of metallic structures. It designed its first solar PV structure in 1998 and in 2002, in Navarra, built the first plant in the world to be equipped with solar trackers. Since then, it has taken
part in the development and execution of many of the world’s most emblematic solar projects, supplying structures as well as undertaking their electromechanical assembly. 26 years on, its pioneering spirit continues with the development of the first dual row tracker on the market. STI Norland was acquired by Array Technologies in January 2022, strengthening its supply chain and international expansion.

Innovation is part of STI Norland’s DNA. Over the course of its over 25 years of history, the company has introduced
a host of innovations into the solar tracker market, including azimuth solar trackers and the first single axis horizontal tracker with screwed joints, which have had a huge impact on reducing installation costs and time. STI Norland’s contributions to the market also include the introduction of a centralised rotary drive and the first dual row solar tracker on the market, the STI-H250.

Thanks to this continuous evolution and innovation, the horizontal solar trackers from STI Norland are the most versatile and efficient available today. They have a reduced energy consumption, adapt to the most rugged of terrains and have extremely durable structures.

The company is currently investing over 2% of its turnover in R&D, firmly committing to product development as a tool for continuous improvement to consolidate its position of leadership in the PV sector.



STI Norland, over 25 years of experience in solar power


Energy and climate challenges facing the EU. By José Manuel Sala, Full Professor in Administrative Law. Dean of the School of Law, UNIR and Alberto Olivares, Professor at the School of Law, UNIR


Listening to industry is key to moving innovation forward. By Elena Calvo, deputy director of the CIRCE technological centre


LONGi Hi-MO 5 PV modules recognised by CGC for strong resistance to non-uniform snow loads

Solar supply chain: the influence of steel on one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. By Ion Acosta, Head of Purchasing and Logistics, STI Norland Brazil

Power solutions for solar tracking systems

Axial Structural Solutions launches the redesign of its axialtracker 2V TT solar tracker


Ingeteam celebrates 50 years at a key moment for the energy transition


High-precision bearing preload: fewer failures and lower LCOE

Floating offshore wind power, a unique opportunity for spain to join the offshore wind power race

Jackets, piles, floating structures and offshore substations made in spain for the world

Spanish technology for floating offshore wind power

Mar de Ágata, one of the first commercial floating offshore wind farms in Spain

Advanced surfaces to extend the service life of offshore wind power installations

Floating wind energy certification. commercialising with confidence

Vestas and sustainability. carbon neutrality and circularity in the manufacture of wind power components

High-precision bearing preload: fewer failures and lower LCOE

Global expertise in wind turbine foundation design


Technology, key driver of the energy transition to improve industrial competitiveness

An efficient and sustainable electrical system: the role of microgrids. By Pedro Moreno, New Businesses & Customer Software Transformation Manager, Schneider Electric Iberia

Aerzen Rental introduces the new TVS2500 compressor. By Diego García, Regional Account Manager Rental Spain & Portugal at AERZEN


Back to efficiency. By Raimon Argemí, managing director of AESA

Alternative fuels for CHP plants. By Javier López Sotomayor, commercial director Energy, MAN