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Intersect Power taps Signal Energy, Nextracker for new 728-MW solar portfolio

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 20th July

Intersect Power has selected Signal Energy as the EPC firm for its new portfolio of solar projects in Texas and California. The developer has also chosen Nextracker’s NX Horizon smart solar trackers and TrueCapture yield optimization software for the two utility-scale solar projects totaling 728 MWDC.

The 415-MWDC Radian project in Texas and the 313-MWDC Athos III project in California are expected to begin construction later this year and will be operational in 2022. Series 6 PV solar modules will be supplied by First Solar, Inc. for both projects.

These projects comprise the second set of utility-scale solar projects that Nextracker and Intersect Power have worked on together in the two states. With a combined installed capacity of more than 1.7 GWDC, the previous portfolio of five projects in California and Texas are under construction and will soon be powering the cumulative equivalent of 357,000 homes. Signal Energy was the EPC firm on three of the five in the previous portfolio.

“Our Pre-Construction team collaborated with Intersect Power early in the process to develop the lowest cost of energy solution to complete the development of Radian and Athos III,” said Ryan Johnson, President of Signal Energy. “We also partnered with Nextracker to overcome global logistics challenges to maintain overall project schedules and look forward to working with them on these two outstanding projects.”

Both projects will deploy Nextracker’s TrueCapture advanced tracker optimization and control software to capture additional energy gain during diffuse light conditions.

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