Saudi Arabia, Oct 2021.- PV Hardware (PVH), one of the world leaders in innovative solar tracking solutions, is consolidating its influence in the Middle East region after closing an agreement with CEEC to supply solar trackers for the 300 MW PV solar photovoltaic independent power project located at Rabigh. The company is currently in one of its most successful phases in the region, where it has already contracted more than 3 GW and where it expects to reach another 2 GW in the coming months.
Rabigh, which will be located in Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be equipped with the Monoline solar tracker in 2V bifacial configuration, designed and tested by the company in adverse weather conditions. PVH explains that the ML2V is specially designed to maximize the performance of bifacial modules, increasing production, and reducing the LCOE. It should be noted that the poles are manufactured with a specific coating for the project, which will prevent the corrosiveness of the soil from affecting the structure.
As Álvaro Casado, Managing Director of the company in the Middle East, explains: “Rabigh comes at a time of success in attracting large projects and clients to our value proposition. It is a great project and we would like to thank CEEC for the trust it has placed in our work. We are increasingly adapted and integrated in a market for which we have been specializing our products for years; not only in terms of climate, but also in terms of regulations and technology”.
PVH has just opened its first manufacturing facility in the country, which allows it to provide its own resources within the region, comply with mandatory local manufacturing standards and, in short, offer solid and secure control over the entire value chain of the design, manufacture and supply of its products within the country. “Generating economic activity and contributing, through technological innovation and large-scale manufacturing, to the achievement of a responsible and sustainable electricity production model — these are the two main keys on which we are currently working”.
Along with the bifacial ML2V units, PVH has installed its controllers integrating the 3D adaptive backtracking algorithm to maximize the plant’s production. “Thanks to this algorithm, we avoid the generation impact that might have an uneven terrain and the relative positioning of the trackers, as well as avoiding shadows along the entire length of the tracker and the hot spots that they generate,” the company points out.
PVH is currently in a process of expansion, negotiating new projects and demonstrating why it is one of the industry’s technology leaders and one of the world’s strongest installers.
About PV Hardware: PV Hardware (PVH) is a provider of innovative solar tracking solutions for the global solar energy market, including solar trackers, fixed structures and SCADA systems. Each product designed by PVH can be easily installed on any type of terrain, endures different weather conditions, and is prepared to withstand high winds, supporting any type of module, including thin-film and bifacial. Founded in 2011, PVH has supplied more than 12 GW to photovoltaic plants operating in various countries around the world. It is currently the world’s third largest supplier of solar trackers and structures, position achieved in 2018. As a result, PVH has the expertise to properly manage solar tracking installations of any capacity, anywhere.