Best Practices From the World’s Largest Single-Sited Solar Tracker Project Qatar

Our team is 95% finished delivering materials for the world’s largest single-plot power plant under construction in the world. The 800 MW project in Qatar is so big that if you lined up all the solar trackers from this project, the line would extend the full length of Qatar (from North to South) more than […]

Ideematec Announces World’s Largest Single-Axis Tracker Solar Project

 

The global solar tracking manufacturer will supply 800MW of its Bifacial Horizon plus™ systems for Qatar’s leading landmark solar project in Al Kharsaah

DOHA, Qatar, November 3, 2020 – Ideematec, the leading global supplier of solar tracking systems, today announced that it will supply 800 megawatts (MW) of its Bifacial optimized Horizon Plus™ solar tracker for the world’s biggest power plant using a two-in-portrait (2P) single axis tracker.

The project is located in AL-Kharsaah, approximately 80 kilometers west of the capital Doha. The solar facility will generate enough clean energy to meet ten percent of peak electricity demand in the state of Qatar. It is on schedule to be fully operational before the 2022 World Cup and will support the Qatar National Vision 2030 for sustainable development by facilitating local decarbonization. The project is the third-largest solar plant in the world and the first utility-scale solar project in Qatar.

“We are honored to be chosen by leading global companies to supply our Horizon Plus™ solar tracker for this record-breaking project,” said Mario Eckl, CEO of Ideematec. “This milestone power plant will strengthen our Middle-East and North African (MENA) portfolio, which is on pace to total 1.6 gigawatts (GW) by 2021.”

To boost energy production and reduce maintenance costs, the plant will be one of the first in the world to utilize robots for ongoing and proactive cleaning. This is made possible by the tracker’s record-breaking length of 190 meters. Ideematec will support the project’s installation and on-site logistics and commissioning.

Ideematec has supplied trackers for some of the largest PV plants worldwide, including projects in Australia, Jordan, Morocco and Europe. In 2019 the company successfully delivered four flagship projects, each generating a significant contribution of solar energy to their region. With more than 860 MW trackers already delivered and in-operation in the MENA region, Ideematec’s Horizon Trackers are now stabilizing and exceeding their 2019 ranking as third leading supplier in the market.

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 Jordan (250 MW), Australia (350 MW) and Spain (200 MW). For more information please visit: http://www.ideematec.com/

Media Contact:
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Ideematec enthüllt Horizont L: Tec Solar Tracker auf der Solar Power International 2020

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Neusling, Deutschland, 20. Oktober 2020 – Ideematec Inc., der weltweit führende Anbieter von Solar-Tracking-Systemen, hat heute auf der Solar Power International 2020 seinen Horizon L: Tec Solar-Tracker vorgestellt. Der neue 2P-Tracker (Two Module-In-Portrait) verfügt über eine patentierte Verriegelungstechnologie, die Module gegen Torsionsgalopp durch extreme Windlasten in Position hält, um die Wartungskosten zu senken und die Produktlebensdauer zu verlängern. Der Tracker lässt sich nahtlos in bifaciale Module integrieren, um mehr Energie pro Tracker zu erzeugen, und nimmt besonders große Photovoltaikmodule auf. Die Paneele können in einem Stauwinkel von null Grad gegen Winde von bis zu 180 Meilen pro Stunde bleiben.

Horizon L: Tec baut auf der charakteristischen entkoppelten Antriebstechnologie von Ideematec auf, die dynamische Lasten in Grundpfosten und von Getrieben weg transportiert. Ideematec-Tracker benötigen viermal weniger Getriebe und Motoren als herkömmliche Tracker. Dies reduziert die Installationszeit und die Wartungskosten erheblich und verbessert die Gesamtsystemeffizienz.

„Diese Innovation behebt ein großes Problem auf dem globalen Solarmarkt“, sagte Mario Eckl, CEO von Ideematec. „Mit verstärkter Verriegelungstechnologie können große Solarprojekte auch in schwierigen Klimazonen und Regionen Strom erzeugen. Dieses verbesserte Design reagiert auf die steigende Nachfrage nach Geräten, die sowohl schnell installiert werden können, um die Baukosten zu senken, als auch für Worst-Case-Szenarien ausgelegt sind. Dies zeigt unser Engagement für die Schaffung zuverlässiger Lösungen, die unseren Weg in eine belastbare, saubere Energiezukunft beschleunigen. “

Mit einer Länge von 190 Metern ist Horizon L: Tec der längste Solartracker auf dem Weltmarkt und wird im Januar 2021 in allen Märkten erhältlich sein. Bald darauf plant das Unternehmen die Ankündigung einer 1P-Version (One-Module-in-Portrait) des Trackers mit derselben Technologie, mit der Kunden beide Optionen von einem einzigen Lieferanten erwerben können.

Während der diesjährigen virtuellen Messe auf der SPI am 21. und 22. Oktober bietet das Ideematec-Team Demonstrationen an, die vom Hauptsitz in Deutschland aus ausgestrahlt werden. Weitere Informationen zu den Demonstrationen erhalten Sie unter outreach@ideematec.com.

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IDEEMATEC strengthens financial position with ABN AMRO Energy Transition Funds as new investor

 July 3 2019 | Today IDEEMATEC GmbH and ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund announced the signing of an investment agreement*. With this investment ABN AMRO ETF supports the rapid growth of the German specialist of Tracking Systems. 

 The company, its current shareholders and ABN AMRO ETF signed the deal today. IDEEMATEC produces technically strong solar PV tracking systems serving largescale solar power projects, globally and mainly located in the sun belt countries. The investment will be used for product development, further strengthening of IDEEMATEC’s international presence in the MENA region, Asia and America and for expansion of the team. 

Pieter Smit, ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund’s investment director comments: “IDEEMATEC is a technology leader in the field of decentralized horizontal PV trackers and is well positioned in this fast growing market. We strongly believe that IDEEMATEC is well positioned to become a top 3 player and are therefore happy to support the growth of the company. IDEEMATEC has a unique technology, strong customer base and an impressive portfolio on 6 continents.” 

Mario Eckl, CEO of IDEEMATEC: ”As a supplier of a key component for PV projects we understand our role and responsibility towards our customers. The current order intake of more than 1 GW reflects to us the demand of our highly reliable products and services more than ever before. In addition to a great product and a very experienced team, we have worked hard to expand our global production capacity to meet the market requirements. With a production capacity of 2.5 GW, our customers can rely on a strong supply chain. The improved capital structure provides a solid basis for further expansion. We are therefore very happy that ABN AMRO ETF accompanies us in rolling out our growth plans.” 

About IDEEMATEC 

IDEEMATEC is a leading supplier of solar tracking systems headquartered in Germany with more than 12 years of experience and over 2 GW of installed systems on 6 continents. The Company employs currently a team of 60 specialists for product R&D, layout design, supply chain & logistic and project management. IDEEMATEC’s innovative high-span safeTrack Horizon™ tracker is powered by a patented drive technology which protects against torsional effects. Outstanding innovations add value through reduced balance of system and civil-/ maintenance costs, while ensuring the highest levels of availability over the entire design lifetime. The company currently supplies solar projects with a total capacity of one gigawatt amongst them flagship projects like 350 MW in Australia and 250 MW in Jordan. 

About ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund 

The Energy Transition Fund is an initiative of Netherlands-based financial services provider, ABN AMRO. It manages a €200 million fund aimed at investing in companies and projects in the energy transition: renewable energy, clean mobility, smart infrastructure and energy efficiency. The fund typically makes equity capital investments in the range of €10 million to €25 million. The fund geographical focus is in Northwest Europe. 

*The closing of the transaction is subject to clearance by German Federal Cartel Office.