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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

Soltec, a leading manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, will supply and install 8,256 units of its equipment for a 238 MW PV plant in Mexico. It is the company’s first large-scale PV plant in this Latin American country, a region where SF Utility trackers are leading the solar market.

This project presented a challenge in data communication due to its great distances, both for centralizing plant operating parameters and for nearby-tracker maintenance tasks, Soltec solar trackers responded with wireless communications from tracker-level NFC to SCADA.


This project adds up to other plants currently under construction and it is one of the reasons that made Soltec rank first place among European renewable energy firms in the Financial Times highest-growth companies list. The manufacturer of single-axis trackers is leading the Latin American market and experiencing global growth of over 700% in just 3 years

Soltec’s global operations and work force of over 500 people blend experience with innovation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, and Spain, as well as offices in Denmark, Chile, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.

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Array Technologies has announced that it will partner with Affordable Solar to install solar trackers at Facebook’s upcoming data center located in Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA. The company has also announced that it has opened a new office in Madrid, Spain to better serve its growing global customer base in Europe.

Array Technologies is partnering with local companies to bring solar tracking power to Facebook’s new data center in New Mexico. Array Technologies has been selected to provide solar trackers for three 10 MW-AC projects to help Facebook’s newest data center be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. Array Technologies was chosen for this project due to its high reliability, which will allow Facebook to deliver 100 percent server uptime over the 30-year design life of the solar trackers.


Alongside engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Affordable Solar, Array will install solar trackers throughout 2017 and complete the first of three 10 MW-AC installations by the beginning of 2018. Affordable Solar was awarded the contract by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to build the three sites.

Array Technologies has also recently expanded with a new office in Madrid, Spain. This announcement is the latest of many new international offices to open, including Australia, Mexico and the MENA region. The mission of the Spain office, led by Director of International Sales and Business Development Martin Mitscher, is to provide additional support to Array’s growing international customer base headquartered in Europe.

Array’s innovative DuraTrack HZ v3 was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious Intersolar AWARD due to its streamlined design, flexibly linked architecture and stow-free strategy, which combined offer the lowest cost of ownership and highest reliability. As a part of Array’s finalist status, President Thomas Conroy will present at the Intersolar Europe conference on Wednesday, May 31st at 12:00. Interested parties can view the DuraTrack HZ v3 and meet the Array Technologies team at booth A4.380, May 31-June 2 in Munich, Germany.

Source: Array Technologies

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Soltec, a manufacturer of single-axis solar trackers, will supply and install its equipment for a 16.5 MW PV plant in Jordan. This project represents the company’s debut in the Middle East. Soltec and EPC partner Sol9 will begin construction in June and expect the plant to be operating by the end of 2017. The installation will feature 637 units of the SF Utility tracker over 100 acres (40.5 ha) in Al Zumeilah, 30 miles (50 km) south of Jordan’s capital, Amman.

Because it is designed and proven for extreme desert conditions, the SF Utility is an ideal tracking solution for the region’s harsh environment. SF Utility is self-powered and provides the lowest cost of operational power with an autonomous power supply, requiring no additional PV module or grid-powered connection.


Soltec’s global operations and work force of over 500 people blend experience with innovation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Brazil, Chile, China and Spain, as well as offices in Argentina, Denmark, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru and the United States. Highly dedicated to innovative research and product enhancement, Soltec offers the industry’s premier equipment.

Sol9 is a major EPC, efficiently maintaining and operating over 95 MW of solar capacity. Through leveraging strategic partnerships with leading module and component manufacturers, Sol9 has built the network and experience needed to optimize PV plant performance for investors worldwide. Sol9 provides bankable, fully-customized EPC solutions in collaboration with partners that are certified under the most rigorous international standards.

Soltec Tops List as Europe’s Fastest-Growing Solar Energy Company

Soltec ranks first place among renewable energy companies in the Financial Times 1000 list of Europe’s highest growth companies. With a staggering revenue growth rate of 778 percent between 2012 and 2015, Soltec earned 147th place on this prestigious list. The 2017 FT 1000 list compares revenue growth and compound annual growth rates from 2012 to 2015. Soltec ranked fifth of all 29 energy companies on the list, and first among the seven renewable energy companies. Soltec is the only tracking supplier among the list’s four solar companies.

In 2016, Soltec’s cost-effective PV tracker equipment and related services reached annual sales of more than 1 GW in the Americas and annual manufacturing capacity of 2.5 GW. Expected growth of annual shipments is close to 1 GW.

The FT 1000 recognizes the innovative companies that are a driving force behind Europe’s economy in the 21st century, generating high-wage jobs and sustaining competitiveness.

Source: Soltec

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The Spanish companies Grupo Clavijo and MFV Solar, with the support of the Q-Growth Fund, have reached a merger agreement to form NCLAVE, the new name of this partnership, aimed at becoming the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of structures and trackers for the solar photovoltaic market.

NCLAVE now has more than 10 years of experience, during which it has installed over 2 GW in 40 countries; and it is scheduled to install 600 MW in the coming months. It currently has offices and production centres on all five continents, making ita global company.


Grupo Clavijo, with its headquarters in Viana (Navarra, Spain) is now one of the sector leaders in Latin America, the USA and in the MENA region and it has production plants and offices in Chile, the USA, Brazil and Australia. In turn, MFV Solar, with its headquarters in Liria (Valencia), has a long and strong track record with installations in various countries in Europe, Latin America and on the Asian continent.

Q-Growth Fund is an investment vehicle of Qualitas Equity Partners, a fund management company with one of the longest track records in the Spanish private equity industry and with extensive experience in the photovoltaic sector. This operation is encompassed in its fund targeting companies in growth stages.

Photovoltaic solar energy has reached the point where it can compete with conventional energy sources. This means that there will be strong global growth in the sector in the coming years. Our goal is to help create a global leader that is able to harness the growth opportunities existing in the sector“, remarks Borja Oyarzabal, a partner at Q-Growth.

The merger with MFV Solar is a strategic step that strengthens our companies international standing in the structures and solar trackers sector. Furthermore, with the support of Q-Growth, we are taking a major step towards making the most advanced solar tracking technology available to developers, EPC contractors and installers worldwide“, notes Miguel Clavijo, CEO of Grupo Clavijo.

Source: Grupo Clavijo

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Grupo Clavijo has consolidated its international expansion with the completion of the Solar One Ceylon solar photovoltaic project for the company Windforce. The facility, with 12.56 MW ofpower, has 624 single-axis trackers from the SP 160 range, which have 315/320Wp polycrystalline modules manufactured by JA Solar. This solar farm is located in the town of Welikanda and was completed in five months.

Solar energy facilities in the south-eastof Asia reached a total power of almost 5 GW in 2016, and this is estimated to grow by an average of 50% per year in the region over the next five years. It is currently one of the most attractive areas for developing photovoltaic solar projects, along with countries like China and India.


This project has consolidated the internationalisation of the Spanish firm, which has now installed over 1.2 GW across the world, with over 600 MW in development in various countries. Its commitment to the most advanced tracking technology and its capacity to develop projects in any country in the world are behind the international growth of the company. Grupo Clavijo has its corporate headquarters in Viana (Navarre, Spain), production plants and offices in the USA, Brazil and Chile.

Source: Grupo Clavijo

Soltec has started the installation of its [SF Utility] tracker systems at a 292 MW PV solar plant in Brazil. This is the second large-scale PV tracking plant executed by Soltec in Brazil, reaching 450 MW track-record in the country, and establishing itself as the Brazilian market leader in solar tracker supply.

Soltec’s track-record in the Americas sums up to 1.4 GW, establishing Soltec as the market leader in Latin America and with large-scale projects underway in the United States.


Soltec’s SF Utility single-axis tracker has standardized into one of the most advanced solar trackers in the world due to its higher yield per acre and cost effectiveness for large scale solar plants. Its range of enabling foundation solutions allows greatly reduced civil works and rapid deployment, and its outstanding tolerance to construction variables allows simple installation where others simply may not.

Source: Soltec

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According to GTM Research’s latest report, The Global PV Tracker Landscape 2016: Prices, Forecasts, Market Shares and Vendor Profiles, 12.6 GW of PV trackers are expected to be installed globally this year, up from 5 GW in 2015. By 2021, PV tracker installations will grow to 37.7 GW and account for nearly half of all ground-mount solar systems.

While solar tracking systems have been around for years and many companies have come and gone, never before has the global PV tracker market seen installations at this scale and such consistent growth. By the end of 2016, 23 percent of ground-mount PV systems globally will use trackers, with that number expected to grow to 49 percent by 2021. In 2021, annual PV tracker installations will value $4.9 billion.


Though the United States will remain the leading market for PV trackers through 2021, China and India will experience the most significant growth, given that PV trackers make up only six and seven percent, respectively, of ground mount installations in those countries in 2016. Falling costs and improving technology and investor sentiment will contribute to growth in these markets.

The report has profiled several companies with activity in this market: Array Technologies, Convert Italia, Exosun, GameChange Solar, Grupo Clavijo, Ideamatec, NEXTracker, Optimum Tracker, Soltec, STi Norland, Sun Action Trackers, SunLink and Solar FlexRack, and gives the following clasification:

Source: GTM Research


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International company Grupo Clavijo has supplied all the single axis solar trackers (SP 1000 model) for a project being implemented in the region of Antofagasta (Chile). With an installed capacity of 23.7 MW, the assembly and installation works have been completed in just 2 months.

This project is in addition to others in which the group’s solar trackers have been utilised in this Andean country, such as Chañares (40 MW), Atacama (2.88 MW) and Calama (35 MW and 33.7 MW). The solar trackers supplied by this Spanish group are proving their reliability and resilience in one of the driest regions with the highest level of exposure to sunlight in the world.

Apart from South America, Grupo Clavijo is present in key projects taking place in Central America, Europe and Asia. With more than 1.2 GW installed in over 30 countries, the company benefits from offices in Chile, Brazil and Dubai plus production plants in the USA, Brazil, Chile and South Africa as well as at its corporate headquarters in Viana (Navarra, Spain).

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CLAVIJO, a leading Spanish solar tracker company and BRAFER, one of the largest and most traditional Brazilian steel structure manufacturers, have signed an agreement that will provide developers, installers and EPC contractors with access to the most advanced technology in fixed structures and solar trackers for their projects in Brazil.

The Spanish company Grupo Clavijo and the Brazilian firm Brafer have reached a strategic partnership agreement that will allow them to combine the latest technology in solar tracker design and performance with the highest quality of manufacturing in the country. Brafer brings to the table its long and proven track record in manufacturing steel structures with its own galvanisation plant, while the Spanish company is considered one of the top global companies in the solar tracker sector. The agreement will allow them to undertake major photovoltaic projects in Brazil, which today has more than 2.5 GW of solar photovoltaic energy scheduled to be installed in the coming two to three years as a result of auctions held by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) in 2014 and 2015. The agreement will also respond to other demands in the Latin American market.

The two companies are ready to begin projects in Brazil, with solar trackers manufactured in Brazil and financed by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). The Clavijo SP1000 single-axis solar tracker was authorised in November under FINAME code: 3254480.