Europe helped launch the modern solar PV industry, and although the solar revolution has spread far and wide, the continent remains a critical hub for the international developer, engineering, procurement and construction companies that are developing, financing, and installing solar tracker systems around the globe.
NEXTracker’s European base of operations in Seville, Spain, is an ideal location to provide responsive, real-time customer service to our customers in some of the hottest emerging solar markets, such as the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the resurgent European utility sector in France and Spain. NEXTracker is bolstering its sales efforts in the region to respond to the renewed growth in PV projects slated to be developed in Europe over the next few years. With a greater physical presence in the region, NEXTracker will support the 400 megawatts of solar tracker projects it has won in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Greece.
“We are excited to be fully engaged with our European customers with a deeper presence in the region,” said Dan Shugar, NEXTracker CEO. “We have successfully built our supply chain, operations and sales efforts in what are now thriving solar energy regions across the globe, and we see Europe as a promising market. After solar’s many years on hiatus in Europe, we’re excited to bring our latest energy yield technologies to this renewed market.” Read our press release here.
Since its founding, NEXTracker has supplied more than 2 GW (and counting) of our NX Horizon single-axis trackers to European developers and EPCs constructing solar farms in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and other locations—including some of the largest PV projects on the planet.
Here are some of the projects across the globe that our European customers have developed and built with NX Horizon solar trackers.
Headquarters: Rome, Italy
Project name: Villanueva, Mexico
Capacity: 754 MW
Project overview: NEXTracker is supplying its advanced single-axis trackers to the largest solar power plant in the Western Hemisphere: Villanueva in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. This grid-connected 754 MW project will deliver electricity to the Northern Mexico region under a long-term contract. The plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation by mid-2018. To see this site in construction, watch the video below.
Headquarters: Athens, Greece
Project name: Pirapora, Brazil
Capacity: 400 MW
Project overview: Biosar, part of Aktor Construction Group and one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in the Western Hemisphere, selected NEXTracker’s NX Horizon for Pirapora I, II, and III. The 400 MW solar power plant project is being constructed by Biosar for EDF Energies Nouvelles and Canadian Solar in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. NEXTracker is supplying Biosar with advanced tracker technology, design consultation, installation and commissioning support. The modules used in the Pirapora project are also produced by Flex and Canadian Solar, at a manufacturing facility in São Paulo, Brazil. All three phases of the project will be operational by early 2018. Below is an image of the Pirapora project site to date.
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
Project name: Moree, Australia
Capacity: 70 MW
Project overview: The Moree Solar Farm, outﬁtted with NEXTracker’s proven robust technology, supplies clean reliable electricity to the northern New South Wales region of Australia, generating the equivalent electricity to power 15,000 homes—and avoiding 95,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. The streamlined design of the NX Horizon and expertise of the NEXTracker engineering team helped Elecnor overcome the challenges of building on dynamic soil and difficult terrain and successfully deploy one of Australia’s largest solar tracking systems. To see this farm in action, watch the video below.
European Regional Office
Eduardo Dato 69 5ª Planta Of. 534
41.005 Sevilla, Spain
Phone: +34 955 253 335
NEXTracker’s deep solar experience and technological market leadership are an ideal fit for new solar deployments in Brazil—a nation that has set very ambitious PV deployment targets. NX Horizon is not only FINAME-compliant—which is essential for Brazil solar market readiness—its advanced product features, quality and reliability maximize energy yield and reduce both installation and operating costs for our customers’ projects. NEXTracker is the perfect partner, thanks to its local Brazil presence and the strong financial backing of its corporate parent, Flex.”