Globally-ranked solar developer to procure 4MW of recently launched Horizon L:Tec trackers

Phoenix, Ariz., November 17, 2020 – Ideematec Inc., the leading global supplier of solar tracking systems, today announced that it was selected by world-leading developer Hecate Energy to provide 4 megawatts (MW) of its Horizon L:Tec™ solar trackers for an upcoming installation. The project, located in Newberry, South Carolina, will be installed by construction and project management services company, Reach Construction Group.

“With their efficiency enhancing design, reliability under extreme conditions, and ultra-quiet operation, Ideematec, Inc’s solar trackers are an ideal fit for Hecate’s Newberry solar project,” said Preston Schulz, Director of Development for Hecate Energy. “Ideematec’s trackers are essential to helping Hecate meet our mission of making a measurable difference in the transition to a zero-carbon electric grid; building projects that minimize disruption to neighbors while maximizing facility output.”

This project will be the first facility to adopt Ideematec’s new tracking system, the Horizon L:Tec, which was launched during Solar Power International this Fall. The new two-in-portrait (2P) tracker features a patented locking technology that secures module wings in position against extreme wind loads, to reduce maintenance costs and expand product lifespan. Panels are able to remain in stow position, at a zero degree angle, against up to 180 mile per hour winds. The tracker integrates seamlessly with bifacial modules to generate more energy per tracker, and accommodates extra-large photovoltaic modules.

“We are honored to be working with Hecate and Reach on the Newberry project,” says Philipp Klemm, CEO Ideematec Inc. “Their decision to choose the Horizon L:Tec tracker underscores the importance of constant innovation among solar manufacturers. We believe our new design is the next benchmark for solar tracking, prioritizing both durability and simplicity.”

The facility is on track to complete commissioning in the Spring of 2021. Once operating, the project will contribute to the state’s budding solar market––with nearly 1,477 MW of solar currently installed, South Carolina is ranked 13th in the U.S. for solar deployment.

About Ideematec, Inc.

Ideematec, Inc. is a trusted global supplier of solar tracking systems, headquartered in Germany. Established in 2003, the company serves as a pure play tracker provider for the utility-scale sector. Ideematec pioneered the 2P high-span safeTrack Horizon™ tracker, powered by a patented dual drive technology. Since 2017, the company has successfully delivered some of the biggest solar facilities on three continents, including Australia (350 MW), Jordan (250 MW) and Spain (200 MW). And is actually delivering its trackers for the largest solar project in Qatar (800MW).

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About Hecate Energy

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hecate Energy is a leading developer, owner and operator of utility scale solar, wind and energy storage projects. Over the last 8 years, Hecate has developed and built hundreds of megawatts of operating renewable projects totaling over $1 billion in asset value, and has entered into more than 1 GW of renewable energy PPAs. Hecate has leveraged its extensive knowledge of power markets, energy development and operations experience to become one of the fastest growing renewable energy companies in the United States. The company is in offtake negotiations for over an additional 2GW of new solar projects, with a mid-stage pipeline of about 12 GW of projects under development, and an active pipeline in excess of 20 GW.

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