Arctech to supply 1.5 GW solar trackers for Saudi project

Arctech, a solar equipment manufacturer has secured a contract to provide 1.5 GW trackers for a solar project in Saudi Arabia. Arctech will supply its SkyLine II solar tracking solution. This single-axis tracker with a multipoint parallel drive has a tracking range of plus or minus 60° and can be easily installed. Each of the trackers can carry up to 120 PV modules. They are reported to offer improved stability at all tilting angles.

This is the first solar tracking and racking project for Arctech in Saudi Arabia. The ASB project for which the trackers will be delivered is said to be the largest solar plant in the Middle East under construction. It is located in the Al Shubakh district, Jeddah City, Mecca, and is part of the country’s ‘Vision 2030’ strategy. Reportedly, Arctech is said to have long-term relationships with the project’s owner, ACWA Power, and the China Energy Engineering Group. Furthermore, the Saudi government is reported to have been accelerating the country’s shift towards renewable energy, aiming to generate 50 per cent of its energy from renewable resources by 2030. It plans to install more than 27 GW of renewable energy projects.

In December 2022, Arctech signed an agreement to supply 2.8 GW of SkyLine II single-axis solar trackers for a 15 GW solar project in Khavda, Gujarat. The project is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.