Soltec supplies SF Utility solar tracker for 38 MW project in Arizona's Navajo Nation

Soltec Power Holdings
December 01, 2016

The project is located in Kayenta, at the gateway to 'Monument Valley'.
Soltec, a leading photovoltaic solar tracking company, will supply and install 38 MW of the SF Utility single-axis solar tracker at a project located in Kayenta, in Navajo County, Arizona. The engineering and construction of the project, called 'Kayenta Solar Plant', will be executed by Isolux Corsan Group.

The SF Utility solar tracker, in addition to allowing greater performance and economic efficiency, offers great adaptability to the terrain, minimising earth movement, one of the great challenges of Kayenta's project which, located in a unique landscape, requires a great deal of maintenance of the natural environment during installation.

"In this project, Soltec will supply the solution that allows the photovoltaic cable to be introduced inside the axis of the tracker, thus reducing trenching costs and simplifying installation work. In addition, the use of our radio communication system allows us to obtain data from each tracker in real time with a lower cost of material and reducing assembly work," says José Alfonso Teruel, head of R&D at Soltec.

The plant will also use the self-powered version of the SF Utility solar tracker which has no impact on the active production area and minimises energy costs over the lifetime of the plant.

"We are very proud to be able to participate in this unique project in the Navajo Nation in which, in addition to meeting the cost-effectiveness criteria, we are able to offer the installation with the minimum environmental impact and with a very tight supply and installation schedule," says Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec.

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