FTC Solar has begun delivery and construction support for its Voyager single-axis tracker on 150 MW of solar projects in Oregon.
The projects have moved through construction financing, and the trackers will be provided to a Tier 1 project developer and an industry-leading EPC, illustrating the bankability of FTC Solar and the Voyager tracker.
“We are pleased to see the continued success of the Voyager product and are enthusiastically supporting our EPC partners through both the supply and installation process. We designed Voyager to dramatically reduce installation complexity, improve balance of systems costs and optimize land use,” said Tony Etnyre, CEO of FTC Solar. “With almost 1 GW of Voyager contracts closed worldwide in 2019, we see a clear path to over 1.5 GW of deployments in 2020.”
Voyager is a single-axis tracker that requires fewer posts per module and less DC cabling to drive down install cost. The tracker is a single row, 2-P architecture that’s compatible with bifacial modules and allows suitable accessibility for O&M in higher ground-coverage ratio designs.
FTC Solar provides a proprietary control system with Voyager, with granular control for row-level backtracking capabilities.
The FTC team that developed the Voyager tracker brings the experience of designing and installing GWs of third-party single-axis tracker projects in addition to delivering over 1 GW of FTC Solar’s AP90 tracker. FTC Solar and Voyager will be on display at the upcoming Solar Power International show, Booth #4547, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from September 23 to 26.
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