What is Soltec Industrial?

Soltec Industrial is the business division of Soltec Power Holdings SA specialized in the manufacture, supply and installation of single-axis solar trackers.

Where is Soltec Industrial present?

Currently, Soltec has offices in 16 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dinamarca, Francia, India, Israel, Italia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru,  Spain and the United States.

What is Soltec’s position in the market?

Soltec is the world’s third largest solar tracker manufacturer, with a 10% market share

What is a solar tracker?

A solar tracker is a mechanical device designed to orient photovoltaic modules perpendicular to the sun’s rays, following it, from sunrise to sunset. There are 4 types of solar trackers: on dual axes, on a polar axis, on an azimuth axis and finally on a horizontal axis.

What are the benefits of solar trackers over fixed installations?

The goal of solar trackers is to increase the production of photovoltaic modules, and therefore the solar plant. Therefore, depending on the location, a solar tracker can produce up to 25% more than a fixed installation.

What does Utility Scale mean?

A large-scale solar installation, or utility-scale, is one that generates solar energy and powers it to the grid, supplying energy.

What is the difference between 1P and 2P?

The terms 1P and 2P refer to the configuration of photovoltaic modules in the tracker. Therefore, 1P (1-in-Protrait) mount 1 panel vertically on the structure axis, while 2P (2-in-Portrait) mount 2 panels vertically. Consequently, trackers with 1P settings are longer than 2Ps for the same number of panels. On the other hand, 2Ps need more space between rows but fewer hincas.

What is a bifacial module?

A bifacial photovoltaic module is one capable of producing energy on both sides of it, increasing the total power generation of each panel. Thus, these modules collect not only the direct irradiation that the panel receives on its front face, but also the one reflected in the ground, or other panels.

What are the advantages of a bifacial module over a monofacial one?

Bifocal modules offer as their main advantage the increased energy production since the back side is used to absorb diffuse radiation from the environment and reflected from the soil. The bifacial gain depends, on the one hand, on the bifaciality of the panel itself, and on the other, on the characteristics of the plant and the installation. These characteristics are albedo, defined by the color and texture of the soil; the distance between rows or ‘picth’, the height of the installation, and the shadows, and the ability to avoid them, at the back of the panel.

What is BOP?

Balance of plant (BOP) is a term generally used in the context of electrical engineering to refer to all support components and auxiliary systems of a power plant needed to deliver power, in addition to the generating unit itself. In the case of solar plants, it usually refers to projects in which a company adds the whole plant except for the purchase of the main equipment: solar trackers,  photovoltaic modules and inverters.

What is EPC?

EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) it is a particular mode of contracting that allows efficient management of all aspects and stages of the process of carrying out a photovoltaic plant; from licensing, approach and engineering in addition to construction, as well as the purchase of major equipment (trackers, modules and inverters) and development of the photovoltaic system to commissioning.

What is RTB?

RTB, (Ready to build) is a state of the development of a photovoltaic project where it has obtained all the necessary permissions to be able to start the works.

What is COD?

COD (Commercial Operation Date) is the date when a project is fully operational and can start selling energy.