GameChange Solar will supply its Genius Tracker solar trackers for Sabanci Renewables’ 232 MWdc project – Oriana Solar – on the Texas Gulf Coast in Victoria County.
The solar trackers with WeatherSmart backtracking features help improve energy gains, and their dynamic stow modes protect the system from damage during severe weather events in the Gulf Coast. The trackers have gone through wind-tunnel tests of speeds up to 155 mph with CPP Wind.
The Genius Tracker technology, combined with about 425,000 bifacial panels, will generate power for about 34,000 homes with zero-carbon electricity on the ERCOT grid, upon completion. It will serve load centers in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi, and Freeport.
Bechtel will design and deliver the solar project, which features a co-located 60 MW/120 MWh battery storage system to reduce carbon emissions and improve sustainable energy sources.
Project construction is anticipated to commence in early 2024 and is projected to be completed in mid-2025.