GameChange Solar (GCS) will supply its Genius Tracker single-axis solar trackers for Sabanci Renewables’ Oriana Solar, a 232-MWDC project located on the Texas Gulf Coast in Victoria County.
Once complete, Genuis Trackers will host nearly 425,000 bifacial panels that will generate power for approximately 34,000 homes on the ERCOT grid. It will serve load centers in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi and Freeport.
Genius Tracker uses proprietary WeatherSmart backtracking features and stow modes that protect the system from damage during severe weather events, including hurricane-force winds, floods and hail experienced in the Gulf Coast. Genius Trackers have undergone wind-tunnel tests of speeds up to 155 mph with CPP Wind.
Bechtel, an engineering, construction and project management firm, will design and deliver the solar project. The solar power plant features a co-located 60-MW/120-MWh battery storage system.
“GameChange Solar is honored to supply Genius Tracker as a key component for this notable collaboration between Bechtel and Sabanci,” said Max Johnson, director of business development at GCS. “Choosing a U.S.-based supplier reinforces their dedication to bringing clean renewable energy to the region while supporting the local economy. We anticipate working on more projects with both exceptional teams in the future.”
Construction is scheduled to start in early 2024 and be completed in mid-2025.
News item from GameChange Solar