Exosun pursues its partnership with CNR to equip two new PV plants in the South of France with its solar trackers
Exosun, worldwide leading supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants, will equip two new plants of the largest French renewable energy producer, CNR (La Compagnie Nationale du Rhône). The 9.5 MWp Beaucaire and 4 MWp Donzère plants situated in the South of France will be equipped with Exosun’s Exotrack® HZ single-axis solar trackers.
Martillac (Bordeaux), France, February 15, 2016. Exosun, worldwide leading supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants, will equip two new plants of the largest French renewable energy producer, CNR (La Compagnie Nationale du Rhône). The 9.5 MWp Beaucaire and 4 MWp Donzère plants situated in the South of France will be equipped with Exosun's Exotrack® HZ single-axis solar trackers.
On the Beaucaire plant, Exosun's trackers will orient 36,892 PV modules towards the sun throughout the day. Tracker construction will start in February 2016 and their commissioning is scheduled for September 2016. 17,300 MWh of renewable energy will be produced every year on this site, enough electricity to power 6,400 homes .
The trackers on the Donzère plant will support 12,072 PV modules. As the site is located in an airport zone, Exosun's engineering team conducted reverberation studies during the project engineering phase which were accepted by the French Civil Aviation Department. Consequently, in order to avoid discomfort to the pilots, the tilt angle of the trackers was adapted on a part of the plant. Tracker installation will begin in April 2016 with commissioning planned for June 2016. The plant will generate 6,950 MWh every year, equivalent to the annual electric consumption of 1,870 homes1.
In order to optimize tracker performance and maximize plant production, Exosun accompanies its client throughout the complete life cycle of both projects by providing a complete set of services including engineering, logistics, tracker installation, operation and maintenance.
Through these new projects, Exosun and CNR strengthen their collaboration which began in 2015 with the construction of a first tracker-equipped 3 MWp solar plant in the South of France.
Exosun is a worldwide leading supplier of advanced, cost-effective solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic plants. Driven by operational excellence, innovation and long-term customer commitment, Exosun partners with energy producers, developers and EPCs to boost their solar profits. Exosun's head office is based in France (Bordeaux) with subsidiaries in the US (Exosun Inc.: main office in San Francisco, CA, and branch office in Phoenix, AZ), in South Africa (Exosun Pty: Cape Town), and in Brazil (Exosun Brasil Ltda: Salvador), as well as representative offices in Mexico, Chile, Portugal, and Spain. www.exosun.net
CNR is the leading French 100% renewable energy producer (water, wind, sun) and a multiple service provider for the Rhône river, from the Swiss border down to the Mediterranean Sea: hydroelectricity production, navigation and port zone deployment, irrigation and other agricultural uses. As an integrated player at the forefront of the energy industry, placing innovation at the heart of its activities, CNR offers its services in the management and development of intermittent energies, and its engineering expertise to third parties in France and in 30 other countries. Serving the energy transition, the company is also active in the field of grid intelligence and energy storage, and develops sustainable electric mobility.