Arctech has signed an agreement to supply 2.8 GW of SkyLine II single-axis solar trackers for a 15 GW solar project in Khavda, Gujarat. The project is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023. 

SkyLine II is a flagship product with a peculiar edge in the Indian market. The first 1P tracker is designed with a pentagonal torque tube and synchronous multi-point drive mechanism. It enables the possibility of designing the plant using trackers with identical pile configurations, overcoming the uncertainty faced in the early stage of plant design and construction. Arctech has supplied 7 GW of solar tracking solutions to the Indian market since 2015.

In August 2022, Arctech celebrated the inauguration of its first joint venture manufacturing base, Jash Energy, in Mundra, India. The manufacturing base with an annual capacity of 3 GW is the first manufacturing base dedicated to solar trackers in the country. It allows production of all major components for its solar tracker products. Jash Energy will have easy access to Western, Middle Eastern, and African markets due to its strategic location in Mundra. Also, Mundra with its relatively short logistics connectivity to the northwestern hinterland, is also an ideal trading base. 

REGlobal’s Views: With emphasis on increasing energy generation, cost efficiency and uptake of advanced solar technologies, solar trackers are gaining popularity in the Indian market. This provides a huge opportunity to global equipment providers like Arctech, especially as the country plans to deploy massive solar capacity in the coming years.