QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, announced its further international expansion through a 45 MW supply contract with United Kingdom-based developer Castillium.
QBotix will provide the Robotic Tracking System (RTS) for use in Castillium’s pipeline of more than 200 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects throughout the United Kingdom.
The combination of up to 45% more energy generation and similar installation costs results in RTS project cost savings of up to 20% over traditional mounting systems. QBotix and Castillium expect the first projects to begin construction in the middle of 2014.
The RTS’s flexible project design capabilities and its optimized daily and annual power curve maximize the quantity and quality of power production, while enabling efficient utilization of available land area and dual-use with agriculture or other activities.
QBotix already successfully installed projects in Japan in 2013. As part of its international expansion, QBotix will exhibit at several international conferences this year.