Arctech, a global leader in solar tracking, racking, and BIPV solutions, has announced a significant achievement. The company will provide 662 MW of its SkyLine II solar tracking solution for two strategic projects in India, following its successful completion of a 2.8 GW mega project last year.
One of the projects, a 242 MW endeavor in Rajasthan, is in partnership with Sterling & Wilson. Arctech had previously delivered 1.7 GW of 1P SkyLine trackers in 2021. By the end of 2022, Rajasthan already had a historical renewable energy capacity of over 19 GW. The current projects mark the third collaboration between Arctech and Sterling & Wilson, adding to their accumulated capacity of 191 MW across the MENA region. During the SNEC PV POWER EXPO held in May 2023, Arctech announced a 420 MW SkyLine II project with Torrent Power in Surel, India.
Arctech’s commitment to local content and service aligns with the growing demand in the Indian renewable energy supply chain. In August 2022, the company celebrated the inauguration of its joint venture manufacturing base, Jash Energy, in Mundra. With an annual capacity of 3 GW, Jash Energy can produce all major components for Arctech’s solar tracker products.
SkyLine II stands as a flagship product, uniquely positioned for the Indian market. Its innovative 1P tracker design, featuring a synchronous multi-point drive mechanism, offers new possibilities for plant design using trackers with identical pile configurations. It overcomes uncertainties during the early stages of plant construction. The technology’s capability to enable a 0deg wind stow mode minimizes the pressure and post loads differences within the PV plant. Overall, SkyLine II represents a significant advancement in plant design and construction.
These achievements solidify Arctech’s position in the Indian solar industry. Speaking about the development, Gail Chen, GM of EAI at Arctech remarked, ” Arctech will continue to operate, develop and deeply cultivate local supply chain in the Indian market, optimizing efficiency and reducing the cost of solar projects to proactively respond to the Indian Government’s Mission 500GW by 2030.”