STI Norland’s Trackers For 474 MW Brazil Project

Essentia Energia Taps STI Norland To Supply Trackers For 474 MW Bifacial Brazilian Project—One Among ‘Largest’ LATAM Solar Plants
07:16 PM (Beijing Time) - 14. July 2020
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Backed by Patria Investimentos, Essentia Energia will be using STI Norland’s dual-row PV trackers for its 474 MW bifacial solar plant in Brazil’s Bahia region. (Photo Credit: STI Norland)

Key Takeaways

  • STI Norland has been hired by Essentia Energia has the official PV tracker supplier for its Sol do Sertao project
  • To come up in Bahia, Brazil the project will use LONGi’s bifacial solar panels to be deployed on STI Norland’s dual-row solar trackers
  • Project is expected to come online in H2/2021 in phases and all power generated will be sold in the open market

Spanish solar PV tracker supplier STI Norland has landed a contract to supply its trackers for a bifacial solar project in Brazil being developed by Brazilian investment group Patria Investimentos backed Essentia Energia. STI Norland says on completion, it will be one of the largest solar plants in Latin America.

The 474 MW Sol do Sertao Solar Project is being developed in the Brazilian state of Bahia in Oliveira dos Brejinhos region. Essentia Energia will deploy bifacial solar panels on dual-row solar trackers of STI Norland. The project is expected to generate close to 1,150 GWh annually that will be sold in the open market.

Construction of the project is expected to complete by H2/2021.

Local Brazilian news portal Canal Solar said the project’s total capacity will be 474 MW DC/415 MW AC and is to use over 1 million bifacial solar panels from China’s LONGi and SG312HV-20 PV inverters from Sungrow. The entire capacity will become operational in phases with 8 parks coming online.

“The partnership with Essentia Energia is of great importance for STI Norland because it has resulted in supplying our dual-row trackers to one of the largest solar energy projects in Latin America which will have a huge impact on the reduction CO2 emissions into the atmosphere,” said STI Norland CEO Javier Reclusa.

Anu Bhambhani

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