SunEdison lines up 1.85GW trackers

SunEdison has awarded a master services agreement to NEXTracker for the purchase of up to 1.85GW of trackers for company’s ground-mounted projects worldwide over the next three years.

“NEXTracker has developed a truly innovative tracker,” says SunEdison chief executive Ahmad Chatila.

“The NEXTracker platform helps our systems generate more power, while reducing the total cost of ownership."

Chatila says SunEdison now has multiple solar power plants which utilise NEXTracker, including a 73MW project under construction in Chile.

SunEdison says it turned to NEXTracker as it fits with the solar developer’s push for accelerated construction schedules and cost reduction through minimal site grading, lower material and installation complexity, and faster mechanical assembly.