NEXTracker supplying trackers to 750-MW solar project in Mexico
NEXTracker Inc said Tuesday it has started shipping its single-axis trackers to a 750-MW solar project in Mexico.
The US photovoltaic (PV) tracker manufacturer, which is owned by Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX), has already delivered more than 200 MW to the project site.
To be built on a land area equivalent to that of lower Manhattan, the solar power plant is due to start commercial operations by the middle of 2018, according to the announcement. It is expected to produce about 1,700 GWh of power per year, which is to be supplied to the northern Mexico region under a long-term contract.
"Mexico, along with India, Australia and the Middle East is part of a new wave of renewable energy markets poised for significant growth over the next few years," CEO Dan Shugar said, adding that much of the growth will be supported by single-axis solar tracking technology.
NEXTracker will manufacture locally a range of structural, mechanical and electrical components for the project.