Soltec, a Spain-based manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, announced it will supply and install 8,256 units of its equipment for a 238 MW photovoltaic plant in Guanajuato, 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.
The Don Jose project is being constructed by Enel Green Power Mexico and is located in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato.
“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,” reported Soltec CEO Raúl Morales. “Our 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.
“Our staggering revenue growth rate is evidently accompanied by global staff growth,” ensured Fernando Sánchez, VP of Sales LATAM for Soltec.
The company did not offer details about where the trackers will be manufactured, but it hinted local supply would be used in this project.
“Thanks to this project, the number of people hired in the region will reach 350 counting both direct and indirect jobs. This is due to Soltec’s investment in regional operations to assure on-time equipment supply and service for each customer project.”