NEXTracker completed a tracker commissioning for Javiera project in Chile's Atacama Desert. At 69.5 MW, the Javiera project is one of Latin America's largest utility-scale solar power plants. SunEdison developed and built the PV project.
"Thanks in part to NEXTracker's independent rows and reduced foundation requirements, our Javiera project was completed in record time – the mechanical aspects of this system were substantially complete in about two months," said Sasan Aminpour, Senior VP of Operations, SunEdison. "Collaborating with NEXTracker and building upon best practices pioneered during the construction of our nearby Crucero plant, SunEdison and NEXTracker refined lean construction techniques to dramatically accelerate deployment of a large power plant. NEXTracker's careful attention to component quality and customer support further facilitated the rapid installation."
"We're thrilled to have executed another successful project with SunEdison," said Dan Shugar, CEO of NEXTracker. "NEXTracker's higher energy yield and installation cost savings have now been proven across multiple large scale projects in Latin America. NEXTracker's unimpeded row design also provides valuable cost savings for panel cleaning in the dusty Chilean desert, and minimizes site grading requirements."