December 4 (Renewables Now) - Spanish solar products maker Soltec Renewable Energies announced today that it will deliver trackers for a 162-MW photovotaic (PV) project in Brazil's Ceara state.
The Apodi PV project, located in the municipality of Quixere, is being developed by Norwegian independent power producer Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO). In all, Soltec is supplying 5,368 units of its new SF7 single-axis tracker which is to allow the developer to optimise the use of the available space
Soltec's trackers are or will be used in Brazil by 909 MW of projects. The company is in compliance with the FINAME accreditation regulations granted by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) as it manufactures locally.
Apodi is estimated to generate over 350 GWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of some 171,000 local households. Once completed, the PV plant will also offset over 203,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, Soltec noted.