NEXTracker, a provider of solar tracker and energy storage solutions, announced it has partnered with CleanMax Solar, a solar developer for corporate consumers in India, to supply 30 MW of its advanced NX Horizon single-axis trackers to a project in Tamil Nadu.
The grid-connected project will deliver energy to a major IT consumer in Chennai, under a long-term contract with CleanMax Solar .
Set up under the Group Captive Scheme, 100 percent of the electricity generated will be consumed in Tamil Nadu. The system is expected to be operational by the end of Q1 2017.
Traditionally a non-tracker market, India’s solar tracker market is expected to grow exponentially by 2021, amounting to 31% of ground mount projects, up from 7% in 2016.
Many developers, such as CleanMax Solar, are expressing interest in solar tracking systems for private PPAs. NEXTracker recently supplied India’s largest solar tracker project to date – the 105 MW Adani Power Plant in Punjab.