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Nextracker and FIT Institute of Technology Open Solar Excellence Center in Brazil

Construction of solar research, test labs and training facilities About Nextracker’s 5.5 Gigawatt Smart Solar Tracker Brazil 70 gigawatts worldwide

Sorocaba, Brazil, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nextracker™ is the global leader in smart solar trackers with #1 market share Brazillaunched in partnership with FIT (Flex Instituto de Tecnologia) South American Brazil Center for Solar Excellence (CFSE), the largest solar tracker R&D facility. This state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar photovoltaic R&D center will be officially unveiled in Sorocaba. Brazil upon August 22nd.

The CFSE Technology Hub covers the entire solar tracker system lifecycle, including structural, mechanical and electrical design, construction, operation and maintenance. CFSE researchers conduct in-depth research and testing on anemology, soil mechanics, and tracker performance enhancements through software and battery backup systems. Nextracker – The FIT facility has an adjacent 770 kilowatt (kW) solar installation that will serve as an outdoor laboratory for prototyping and testing new products, and will serve as an employee training center totaling 30,000 square meters .

“We are proud to welcome Nextracker as a partner for the Guañizul project. Argentina We look forward to collaborating on upcoming projects in South America with the high performance NX Horizon smart solar tracker system. ” Alexander Scarle, Scatec’s Vice President of Projects. “This facility is an exciting development that will help advance the solar industry. Brazil When South America.”

Nextracker is the No. 1 position for solar trackers, according to Woodmackenzie Power & Renewables Brazil It has a market share of 38%.The company has acquired 6 projects in the past 9 months, with a cumulative capacity of 2.6 GW, and a total of tracker projects of Brazil Up to 5.5 GW either in operation or fulfilled.

Brazil It is one of the fastest growing photovoltaic markets in the world. ” Dan Sugar, CEO and Founder of Nextracker. “We have electronic controllers and key components Brazil For over five years, we have now invested heavily in world-class R&D and testing facilities. We have provided installer training to hundreds of solar professionals through our PowerworX Academy, and in partnership with FIT, we have hired dozens of highly specialized and qualified staff to continue advancing our cutting edge technology and This center is an extension of this effort.” For Dan Sugar, the initiative is another step towards accelerating solar power as the fastest growing energy source in the world. It’s a step.

Carlos Aude, general manager of the FIT Institute of Technology, said: And as a leading company in photovoltaic technology that takes photovoltaics to new heights.”

Nextracker’s new Brazilian R&D hub will be modeled after the existing Center of Excellence facility attached to the company’s headquarters in Brazil. Fremont, California (USA). Due to Brazil’s rapidly growing pipeline of solar projects, Nextracker chose the country with the largest investment in R&D and training outside of Brazil. North America.

According to analyst firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, Brazil The solar tracker market is growing four times faster than the international market, with single-axis tracker installations growing by 105% (or 5.7 GW) in 2021. Brazil has a goal of 45% of its energy coming from renewable sources by 2030.

About Nexttracker

With 70 GW of single-axis trackers delivered worldwide, Nextracker is a global leader in smart integrated tracker solutions and software. The company’s Solar He tracker and intelligent software enable utility-scale solar farms to track the movement of the sun and optimize the performance of these assets.

noteworthy Brazil Projects include the Janaúba complex (1.2 GW) and Sol do Cerrado (766 MW). With a local workforce to support the full life cycle of a solar project spanning sales, operations and technical support, Nextracker has already supplied solar trackers to 16 utility-scale solar plants. Brazilfrom Ceara to São Paulo.

The company entered the Brazilian market in 2015. The company’s administrative headquarters, factory, and PowerworX Academy, a training program for installers, are located in Sorocaba. Nextracker’s PowerworX Installer Training Academy provides solar workers with cross-functional, hands-on instruction in the basics and nuances of designing, installing, commissioning, software, and operating and maintaining Nextracker’s advanced PV systems.

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About fit

Established in 2003, FIT – Institute of Technology is a national non-profit organization accredited by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. FIT is a leading institution that develops technology solutions for a wide range of industries. Solutions that anticipate the needs of markets, industries and people. With state-of-the-art equipment and a talented team, FIT contributes to technology development that reveals surprises and trends. We build the future every day, making technology accessible to everyone. For more information, please visit: fit.

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