Bordeaux-based start-up company, Exosun, major provider of perfected solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants, has been selected by EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in green electricity production, to equip two thirds of a 146 MWp PV plant in the Chilean Atacama desert with its trackers.
Exosun will provide a complete set of services including engineering, logistics and construction support.
This PV project, one of the largest in Chile, represents the most significant agreement signed by Exosun since its founding.
Exosun’s Exotrack HZ trackers will be installed on rocky, hilly, desert land. They will support 277,360 PV modules, orienting them toward the sun throughout the day to significantly increase energy yield.
In addition to supplying its trackers, Exosun will provide technical assistance to EDF Energies Nouvelles throughout the construction and commissioning phases of the plant.
“After a long and rigorous selection process, we are thrilled to earn the opportunity to work with EDF Energies Nouvelles, a major global energy producer, and contribute to increasing their project’s profits with our high performance tracking systems,” commented Exosun President Frédéric Conchy.
The solar plant will produce approximately 362,000 MWh annually, enough electricity to power 120,000 homes, and prevent 288,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions yearly. Tracker commissioning, executed by Exosun, is scheduled for the last quarter of 2016.
On September 15, 16, and 17, Exosun (90 employees) will be exhibiting at the Solar Power International trade show, Anaheim convention center, California.
(Source : Press Release 09/09/15)