Global Success Stories
As the number-one global solar tracker company, we have close to 50 GW of projects either operating or under construction across every major continent. Here is a sample of the projects we’ve supplied around the world.
Beyond the Burn
Experience a story of triumph, captured through the solar farms powering Australia’s clean energy future, and the people behind them. Led by acclaimed Australian Geographic photographer, storyteller and adventurer Ralph Alphonso, the expedition traverses rural New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. Covering 4000 kms over a period of a month, Ralph will take us on a photographic journey.
Australia’s mining industry is steadily shifting its preferred fuel source from diesel to renewables, driven by cost-efficiencies, the security of local supply, and investor pressure. With energy accounting for up to 40% of a mine site’s expenditure, miners are looking to lock in more cost-effective solutions with the highest availability to meet their energy needs. System reliability and uptime top the mining industry’s energy supply priorities, owed to the high cost of lost productivity. With unbeatable uptime across our global fleet, Nextracker’s superior quality, reliability and extreme weather resilience offer mining companies the most reliable source of renewable energy in the market.
Providing clean, renewable power to one of the largest copper producers in the world, the Javiera project is installed high in the remote Atacama desert in Chile. Solar, it would seem, is meant for the desert. But that doesn’t make installing a major 69 MW utility project any easier, especially when you are working in the driest non-polar desert on the planet, a location often compared to Mars.
The 251 MW Techren 2 solar power plant, located 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas, taps into one of the most innovative new solar technology pairings: bifacial modules and solar trackers. Using Nextracker’s NX Horizon™ smart solar tracker solution with a combination of Canadian Solar and LONGi bifacial modules, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) and developer Clenera are taking solar PV yield gain to the next level by optimizing system design in response to site conditions and environmental factors.
Deployed on the wide open plains of northern New South Wales, in a region with one of the highest Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) in the world, NX Horizon’s expansive arc harvests the full solar potential of Australia. Combining the highest irradiance and the most powerful tracking technology on the planet with a reduced total cost of ownership makes the Moree Solar Farm an outstanding PV model project.
Lafayette, Alabama, USA
TrueCapture Smart Control System
Since introducing TrueCapture to the solar industry, Nextracker and its customers have been running the smart tracker control system on multiple utility sites, collecting nearly two years’ worth of data to precisely determine the software’s real-world performance benefits. One such test site is located near Lafayette, Alabama, in the southeastern United States. Completed in 2018, this plant has specific site challenges with terrain undulation and diffuse light conditions that can reduce production, and has seen significant energy optimization benefits by using TrueCapture.
In the effort to meet the Middle East’s growing electricity needs, utility-scale solar power systems are increasingly being commissioned in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa), in nations such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, and the UAE. Jordan—with its ancient treasures and beautiful resorts—is a nation highly reliant on tourism. Generating affordable reliable, clean electricity is crucial; it’s anticipated that over 10 GW of solar energy projects will be deployed in 2020; and 82% will be for single-axis tracking ground mount solar projects.
Sprawled across more than 23 square kilometers (9 square miles) of arid desert in Coahuila, Mexico, the grid-connected 828 MW Villanueva solar power plant represents a pinnacle of innovation, quality, supply chain management, and logistical orchestration. The yearly output of the plant surpasses 1,850 gigawatt hours of energy, enough electricity to annually meet the consumption needs of over 1.4 million Mexican households and offset more than a million tons of carbon emissions.
California Agriculture & Solar
Solar farms are being installed at a rapid rate in California thanks to the experience and dedication of CalCom Solar. CalCom Solar is a design-build company, focused exclusively on solar energy systems for agriculture and water. They design and install systems that off set the high electrical demands of agricultural production while helping customers to reduce operational expenses, improve their bottom line, and farm more sustainably.