FTC Solar announced that it has begun delivery and construction support for its Voyager single-axis tracker on 150MW of 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. With the closure of a recent 300 MW US portfolio supply agreement, FTC has now closed sales and commitments for over 950MW to be delivered globally in 2019 and Q1 2020.
"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 FTC Solar's CEO, Tony Etnyre. "With almost 1GW of Voyager contracts closed worldwide in 2019, we see a clear path to over 1.5GW of deployments in 2020."
Voyager is a next generation, single-axis tracker that requires the fewest posts/module, the least DC cabling, and enables industry-leading installation processes, driving the lowest total installed cost. Voyager's single row, 2-P architecture enables optimized performance for bi-facial modules and allows the optimization of available land, while maintaining suitable accessibility for O&M in higher GCR designs. FTC Solar provides a proprietary control system with Voyager, enabling granular control with row-level backtracking capabilities. As a result, Voyager delivers the best LCOE in the industry.
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, UT, September 23-26.
Source: FTC Solar
Date: Sep 17, 2019