The PST-1AX6 single axis tracker also has been reviewed for bankability by Black & Veatch, based in Overland Park, Kansas, says Ana Morales, the manager of marketing and communications for SAT, based in San Antonio. Additional sales in the U.S. are expected to follow the UL listing, and the company also is focusing on sales in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America, she notes.
Among features of the single-axis tracker are patented real-time sensing, a reduced motor count and self-healing magnesium alloy-coated steel. The single-axis tracker supports 399 modules of 72 cell configuration.
‘We now have tracker, steel framing and racking, and module manufacturing capabilities in San Antonio,” she notes.
SAT is jointly owned by OCI Solar Power, also of San Antonio, a developer and owner of utility-scale and distributed PV, and by Paru, a tracker maker based in Seoul. SAT has adapted solar tracker designs by Paru for applications in the Americas.
SAT is completing a 470 MW dual-axis project for CPS Energy, of San Antonio, which features Paru PST-2AL tracker components and modules from Mission Solar Energy, another OCI Solar Power subsidiary. The project included 9,000 dual-axis trackers.
CI SP recently opened the $130 million Mission Solar Energy manufacturing plant in San Antonio, with capability of manufacturing 200 MW of N-Type and P-Type PV cells and modules for utility customers.
OCI Solar Power, is owned by OCI Co., of Seoul, the polysilicon producer.