Renewables developer Arevon energy plans to use Nextracker single-axis trackers in its 1.5-GW portfolio of solar projects in Indiana and Nevada. Nextracker will supply NX Horizon solar trackers with accompanying proprietary software and control systems.
Indiana will host five of these solar power plants: Elliott (200 MW), Gibson (280 MW), Ratts 1 and Ratts 2 (both 150 MW) and Posey (300 MW). The 250-MW Citadel project will be located outside of Reno, Nevada.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Rep. Susie Lee recently toured the seventh site in the portfolio, the 232 MW Townsite plant in Boulder City, Nevada.
“We’re excited to partner with Nextracker and use their state-of-the-art technology in this latest portfolio of solar projects,” said Justin Johnson, Arevon’s executive VP and COO. “Nextracker was our first choice to help standardize construction practices across the portfolio and create efficiencies and greater cost savings.”
Data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) projects close to 5 GW of solar will be installed in Indiana over the next five years, ranking the state’s pipeline as the sixth-largest in the country. SEIA estimates that Nevada, ranked seventh, will install more than 4 GW over the same period.
These seven projects totaling more than 1.5 GW will be key to these two states meeting their renewable energy goals. They are all expected to be operational by the end of 2023.
“Sophisticated asset managers and project developers like Arevon know the importance of standardizing their utility-scale solar projects with advanced data monitoring and optimization software,” said Ryan Booth, Nextracker’s VP of utility sales. “Our partnership with Arevon highlights how the future of solar development will leverage system standardization to improve project value in an increasingly competitive sector.”
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