Since 2014, Soltec has been innovating and growing within the industry. Here is a brief historical evolution of our activity.
Led by Raúl Morales, Soltec started in a small office in Molina de Segura, Murcia (Spain).
Raúl Morales combines his passion for renewable energy with a strong commitment to boost operational productivity based on a culture of innovation, allowing Soltec to establish itself as photovoltaic project developer which also carries out EPC tasks in small regional projects.
First dual-axis tracker
Soltec designs and launches the 10K5, its first double-axis solar tracker with 3×13 modules and a concrete base, making it adaptable to all types of terrain.
The 10K5 is equipped with a weather station to detect climate changes and withstands up to fourteen types of rainfall. This model allows Soltec to reach 20MW of developed and constructed solar trackers.
Soltec develops and launches its first single-axis solar tracker, with a motor-operated structure allowing multiple photovoltaic panel rows to turn around horizontal axes.
This tracker model is first installed in Bari, Italy.
Launch of the Solarfighter
Soltec launches “Solarfighter”, a model targeting the self-consumption market within the residential sector.
This model is comprised of a single photovoltaic module, a microinverter and a smart battery package integrating all electronic and mechanical devices with a system that enables intelligent power storage and maximized energy generation.
Creation of the SF Utility
First tracker for large-scale projects. Maximum robustness thanks to a dipping galvanization steel structure and optimized competitiveness due to reduced costs and minimal maintenance needs.
It can be installed on any type of terrain, each tracker equipped with a built-in control system ensuring perfect adaptation to weather conditions.
Soltec opens an office in Santiago (Chile) and develops its first project in Latin America: Diego de Almagro (Chile), which will be followed by three important projects in the Atacama Desert. Despite harsh weather and tracker installation conditions in the desert, these projects were successfully completed.
Expanding in Americas
Soltec inaugurates its office and factory in Salvador, Bahia State (Brazil), opens an office and signs its first 150-MW contract in the USA and builds the 1.3-MW “La Silla” Observatory solar plant (Chile), the first project specifically designed for bifacial modules.
Keeping the growth
Soltec develops a number of projects in Brazil, including the largest to date in that country in the region of Piaui. It signs a contract to supply 420 MW in Peru and Mexico and starts the installation of a project in an American Indian Reservation in the Arizona desert.
This allows the company to reach annual sales of over 1 GW.
Launching the SF7
Soltec launches the SF7, a single-axis solar tracker featuring high terrain adaptability, optimal performance and easier installation. It later launches the SF7 Bifacial, capable of generating energy on both sides. Under the right conditions, production can increase over 30%.
Solhub is established at the headquarters and new offices are opened in India and Australia.
Asia and Africa expansion
Soltec seals supply agreements in new markets, including Australia, Namibia and Thailand, and continues its expansion in Chile, Israel, USA and Brazil, where it reaches 1GW in EPC projects.
With a portfolio of 5 GW, Soltec builds BiTEC (Bifacial Tracker Evaluation Center) in Livermore, California (USA).
Powertis is founded.
Soltec extends its activity in Latin America and Europe, closing projects accounting for 3 GW, 500 MW of them in Spain.
It also reaches 2GW of developed projects worldwide featuring its SF7 Bifacial tracker.
Powertis begins to develop 700 MW in a number of projects in Brazil.
Soltec Innovations, specializing in research and development, is founded.
Soltec Power Holdings
Soltec Power Holdings is born.
Joint Development Agreement entered between Powertis and Total to develop 1 GW of solar PV projects in Spain.
Launch of SF7 Tandem & SF8.
Creation of the Soltec Foundation