Wallerfing, Germany, 15 April 2015 –
Advanced PV Tracker Technology used for 21 MW near Mexico City
SafeTrack Horizon solar tracker technology by IdeemaTec Deutschland GmbH, Germany’s leader in solar tracking, has been selected for the expansion of IUSASol’s photovoltaic farms in Pasteje, outside of Jocotitlán, in the State of Mexico, that have just been finished with Ideematec technology. A 15 MW and a 4 MW array will be added to the now complete 1 MW plant at Pasteje and the nearby 1 MW plant in Hureje, according to Joachim Wagner, the Director of Sales Americas for Wallerfing, Bavaria-based IdeemaTec.
IdeemaTec is providing design and engineering, as well as training and commissioning services in the projects, with safeTrack manufacturing taking place in both Mexico and Europe. Mexico City-based IUSASol, a member of the IUSA Group, will utilize a 60-cell configuration of its 250 Watt panels in the projects, performing the installation. IUSASol has invested over $200 million in a domestic solar panel manufacturing facility that has 500 MW of annual capacity.
“Our SafeTrack Horizon technology was selected for its advantages of proven statistical stability, single line design for non-rectangular fields and damper-less design with ropes for zero twisting distortion common with some manufacturer’s designs,” notes Wagner. “The single line tracker design with no connections between rows located on non-rectangular and hilly fields are a perfect solution for such terrain, common in Mexico,” he adds. “At the same time we have eliminated the use of endurance– and statically–critical dampers,” he points out.
IdeemaTec has installed safeTrack Horizon solar tracking systems in South Africa, Cyprus, Namibia, Chile, Germany, Mexico and Rwanda, and negotiations are being concluded in two additional countries. Apart from these horizontal tracker installations the company’s single axis tracking systems have been installed in a host of countries around the world, including: Greece, India, Italy, Lithuania, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. IdeemaTec has a global installed base of over 30,000 vertical and horizontal trackers with a combined base of over 500MW, apart from many MW of safeFix ground mount systems.
IdeemaTec tracker systems carry CE, UL, TUV and IFI certifications for global performance assurance, and the company offers standard warranties on its products for terms up to 20 years.