Nextracker signs 1 GW supply deal and claims gains up to 12% for bifacial-plus-tracking PV systems

September 21, 2020
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by Patricia Seoane da Silva
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Nextracker has signed an agreement with Shanghai Electric to supply more than 1 GW of its NX Horizon single-axis solar trackers to the fifth phase of DEWA's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. This project is at the development stage and is set for completion in 2030. Nextracker claims multiple advantages for its NX Horizon trackers when combined when bifacial modules. In particular, it expects yield gains between 5% and 7% in low-albedo (20%) conditions and between 10% and 12% in high-albedo (50%) conditions. These results build upon SERIS' recent findings and signal a gain in momentum for tracking-plus-bifacial systems – clients should monitor similar developments to quantify potential cost reductions.

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