The Mexican subsidiary of STI Norland has started supplying the solar trackers to be installed at Santiago PV plants 231 MWdc-170 MWac in the state of San Luis de Potosí, and Hermosillo PV plant 136 MWdc- 100 MWac in the state of Sonora. Both PV plants are being developed by Iberdrola Renovables and where Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción develops the EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction)
Construction of the projects has already begun and both plants are expected to be operational by 2018.
1,424 solar trackers STI-H1250 will give support to more than 1,000,000 photovoltaic panels. If all trackers were placed in a straight line, they would cover a distance of more than 1,048 km.
For STI Norland these projects represent the entry into the market for photovoltaic energy in Mexico, a country that, in recent years, has initiated a clear commitment to renewable energy. In 2016, 3.6 photovoltaic gigawatts were awarded in Mexico in the first two long-term clean energy tenders.
Source: STI Norland