One of the largest solar power parks globally will have solar trackers supplied by leading tracker supplier NEXTracker.
In a press release, NEXTracker announced that it will supply trackers for 325 megawatts of solar power projects located inside the Benban solar power park in Egypt. The trackers will be supplied to Sterling & Wilson, a global EPC company working on 5 blocks of 65 megawatts of capacity each.
“We’re thrilled that Sterling and Wilson chose NEXTracker to supply our trackers for what’s predicted to be the largest solar facility in the world,” said Dan Shugar, founder and CEO at NEXTracker. “We’ve developed a successful partnership with Sterling and Wilson, having deployed over 400 MW of trackers for their projects in India, and are delighted to be extending that partnership to North Africa.
Benban solar power park has been touted as one of the largest such projects in the world, and certainly the largest in Africa. The park will have 43 different projects with a cumulative installed capacity of 1.6 gigawatts. Some of the leading project developers have bagged rights to develop these projects.
Enel Green, EDF, Access Building Energy, Building Energy Alliance, TAQA Arabia, Cairo Solar, Orascom, Lekela Power, and ACWA Power are some of the developers involved in installation of projects at the park.
Egypt plans to aggressively expand its renewable energy installed capacity as it aims to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The government has also launched an attractive feed-in tariff scheme to boost investments in the solar power sector.