Soltec is supplying complete tracker equipment to four solar PV power plants located in the outskirts of Copiapó, a city in Atacama Desert, Chile. The power capacity of 46 MW is equally distributed among these plants, being each of them 11.5 MW.
The four plants, named Malaquita, Cachiyuyo, Valle Solar Este, and Valle Solar Oeste, are being developed by Yingli Solar, one of the world’s largest panel manufacturers and a main player in the solar industry. Yingli Solar procured 1,576 units of Soltec’s horizontal independent-row tracker SF Utility.
“With over 400 MW of solar trackers supplied and underway in Chile and more than 2.2 GW in Latin America, Soltec has proven to be a reliable partner in large-scale projects. Soltec’s strong manufacturing and supply capacity enables customer project success,” said José María Celdrán, Soltec’s Regional General Manager for Argentina, Chile, and Peru.
Due to the nature of this project, with trackers being supplied to four different plants, Soltec’s Solhub plays an important role. Solhub is the innovative warehousing and logistics system that supplies unitized tracker components onsite just-in-time with no intermediary handling companies, and minimal additional onsite material handling. The stock inventory and shipping activity of five factory warehouse facilities across the globe are synchronized with regional operations and project schedule to provide reliable lead-times and least onsite handling.
“We are thrilled to make our debut for Yingli Solar as a tracker manufacturer and supplier,” stated Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec. “Customers know that our incomparable PV tracking experience in the Atacama Desert makes Soltec a safe bet on partner reliability.”
“We are happy to engage with Soltec for this supply agreement, since Soltec has a strong track record and well-recognized brand, within top 3 worldwide. We expect to increase our committed volume in the short term” declared Fernando Calisalvo, Managing Director at Yingli Green Energy Europe.