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Soltec to supply trackers to 475-MW solar plant in Brazil

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June 20 (Renewables Now) - Spanish solar products maker Soltec Renewable Energies will supply solar trackers to a 475-MW plant currently under construction in the Brazilian state of Piaui.

The company is supplying its SF7 single-axis trackers for the Sao Goncalo project, owned by the renewables subsidiary of Italian utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), according to media reports on Wednesday.

As reported by Spanish outlets, the solar plant will use 13,728 bifacial SF7 solar trackers and over 1.2 million bifacial modules of 385 Wp each, covering an area of 892.5 hectares.

One of the largest photovoltaic (PV) parks in Latin America, Sao Goncalo will be built at a total cost of about BRL 1.4 billion (USD 364.7m/EUR 324.7m), Enel said when initiating construction in October 2018. The company's local unit secured a 388-MW DC portion of this project in the A-4 public tender held by energy regulator Aneel in late 2017.

(BRL 1 = USD 0.26/EUR 0.23)

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