FREMONT, Calif. | NEXTracker —
NEXTracker has completed a tracker commissioning for the SunEdison 82 megawatt Pacifico and Choluteca solar power plants in Honduras. SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, developed and built the system.

“SunEdison’s experience outfitting projects with NEXTracker technology continues to yield positive results,” stated Chief Operating Officer of Solar Operations for SunEdison David Springer. “NEXTracker’s higher energy yield design and installation cost savings help us maximize project financial returns. NEXTracker helps us minimize site grading requirements and reduces the cost of maintenance.”

“It’s inspiring to see Honduras emerge as one of the largest solar markets in Latin America. We’re extremely proud to be providing our transformational trackers to SunEdison, especially for the completion of these milestone projects – two of the largest solar installations in Honduras,” said Dan Shugar, CEO of NEXTracker. “SunEdison is leveraging NEXTracker to accelerate project deployment schedules and maximize project economics in Latin America and around the world.”

Global demand for solar trackers continues to expand rapidly as the market has transitioned to higher irradiance locations where trackers deliver outstanding increases in power production. NEXTracker’s technology is proven to be a cost-effective solution to maximize solar project returns. Advanced features address and overcome layout constraints, significantly reduce the number of foundations and use of steel, eliminate stress on the drive components by aligning modules with the axis of rotation, and simplify AC wiring requirements.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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