Solar tracker company Nevados Engineering signed a strategic partnership and long-term agreement with solar project developer Ampliform to supply its integrated technology platform of all-terrain solar trackers and energy optimization software. Under the partnership, Nevados will deploy its solutions for every location in Ampliform's near-term project pipeline of 700 MW for 2023-2025 construction and Ampliform's longer-term pipeline of 2 GW under development.
Nevados' solar tracking solutions can eliminate site grading in projects with uneven terrain, helping to reduce the time and costs used on permitting, construction and revegetation steps and dramatically speeding up project schedules. With proprietary bearings, the solutions offer great flexibility by allowing for installation on slopes up to 37%, with slope changes as great as 26% across a foundation. On top of that, their row-specific tracking algorithms, controls and tilt schedules contribute to a higher energy yield. Their ease of installation and outstanding resilience to extreme weather conditions like hurricane-force winds also strengthen their competitiveness in the market.
"We selected Nevados because their all-terrain solar tracker eliminates the need for costly, risky, and destructive mass grading for every site in our portfolio," commented Robert Stoever, Senior Vice President, EPC of Ampliform.
"Partnering with Nevados will make our solar investments more profitable while preserving the natural vegetation and topography of the land. It's a win for our company and for the planet," added Stoever.
In the first stage, Nevados will supply 48 MW of all-terrain trackers for two Ampliform projects under construction in Pennsylvania, paired with full-service project management, design optimization, engineering support and performance optimization.
Nevados will showcase its solutions at Intersolar North America, to be hosted in Long Beach, California from February 14 to 16.
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