Ideematec Inc., a global solar tracking system provider, has been selected by Hecate Energy, a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale solar projects, to provide 4 MW of its Horizon L: Tec solar trackers for an upcoming installation.
The Newberry, SC project is being installed by construction and project management company Reach Construction Group.
“With their efficiency-enhancing design, reliability under extreme conditions and extremely quiet operation, the solar trackers from Ideematec Inc are an ideal match for Hecate’s Newberry solar project,” says Preston Schulz, Head of Development at Hecate Energy. “Ideematec’s trackers are essential to help Hecate accomplish our mission to make a measurable difference in the transition to a low-carbon power grid.”
This project will be the first to introduce Ideematec’s new tracking system, the Horizon L: Tec, which was launched this fall. The new 2P-Tracker (Two-in-Portrait) has a patented locking technology that holds the module wings in position against extreme wind loads – in order to reduce maintenance costs and extend the product life. The panels can remain in a stowed position at a zero degree angle against winds of up to 180 miles per hour. The tracker can be seamlessly integrated into bifacial modules to generate more energy per tracker, and it can accommodate particularly large photovoltaic modules.
The plant is scheduled to complete commissioning in spring 2021. Once the project is up and running, it will add to the state’s burgeoning solar market. With currently almost 1,477 MW of installed solar energy, South Carolina ranks 13th in the USA for solar use.
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