Arctech, a leading provider of solar tracking, racking, and BIPV solutions, has recently signed a 240MW supply contract with China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited (CEEC) for a solar photovoltaic generation plant project in Uzbekistan's Tashkent region.
This is the third project Arctech has won in Uzbekistan, following the 1 GW solar PV project in Qashqadaryo Viloyati and Buxoro, and the 500MW solar PV project in Sherabad.
The project will utilize Arctech's SkyLine II Solar Tracking System, which features a pentagonal torque tube and a synchronous multi-point drive mechanism. SkyLine II is one of the few truly rigid 1P trackers in the industry, and its design allows for increased stability at all tracking tilts.
Additionally, its post span is further increased, reducing the number of posts by more than 30%, and consequently decreasing Engineering Procurement Construction's cost by about 2%. The system can also safely stow horizontally, which is vital to lower the wind pressure onto the new large-format modules and prevent cracking and delamination.
The project is part of Uzbekistan's efforts to reduce its reliance on coal and natural gas, which currently account for over 85% of the country's electricity.