Nextracker to equip part of 1.5-GW solar complex in S Arabia

The Sakaka solar power plant in Saudi Arabia. Source: ACWA Power

March 28 (Renewables Now) - US solar tracker maker Nextracker Inc said on Monday that its technology has been chosen for the initial phase of the 1,500-MW Sudair solar park project in Saudi Arabia.

Part of Sudair’s first phase, totalling 450 MW, will be equipped with Nextracker’s bifacial optimized smart solar trackers and its TrueCapture software control systems. The US firm said it expects the installation of its trackers to begin in the second quarter of this year.

The huge Sudair project, estimated at SAR-3.4-billion (USD 906.7m/EUR 827.4m), is being developed by a consortium backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, in cooperation with Electricity Holding Company Badeel and Saudi Aramco. Indian construction group Larsen & Toubro is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.

The photovoltaic (PV) complex, being built in the Kingdom’s Riyadh province, is expected to be able to supply around 185,000 homes per year, once fully operational.

(SAR 1.0 = USD 0.267/EUR 0.243)

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