ACWA Power, L&T select Nextracker for 1.17 GW solar plant in Saudi Arabia


Nextracker, a global provider of intelligent solar tracker and software solutions, announced this week it has been selected by ACWA Power and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) to provide its all-terrain tracker NX Horizon-XTR for a 1.17 GW installation at Al Kahfah solar power park in Saudi Arabia.

Al Kahfah solar plant will provide clean energy to the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC). L&T is executing the engineering, procurement, and construction work for this plant.

The Al Kahfah project will deploy Nextracker’s NX Horizon-XTR smart solar tracker systems.

NX Horizon-XTR allows for row flexibility and ground following without the added complexity and technological risk of articulated joints.

The Horizon-XTR, according to the manufacturer, is designed to follow the natural contours of the existing ground and does not need to be installed in a single plane, reducing the length of foundation piles and minimizing grading.

“The [Al Kahfah solar plant site] is dominated by a hilly, hard-soil land surface that would typically require a combination of explosives and grading machines to flatten the land the new solar tracking system will cover. First delivered in 2018 and proven on dozens of utility scale projects successfully operating around the world, Nextracker’s all-terrain solar tracker system can conform to the natural terrain to reduce the need for costly land grading while significantly reducing environmental impact,” stated Nextracker.

The Al Kahfah project in Saudi Arabia represents Nextracker’s largest deployment of its NX Horizon-XTR solar tracker technology in a single order to date. With this 1.17 GW order, Nextracker has over 10 GW of smart solar trackers either operational or under fulfilment across the Middle East, India, and Africa (MEIA)  region.

To support its Al Kahfah project, Nextracker has extended its domestic content and capacity development program in the Kingdom. The company has engaged a range of local partners in providing raw material and manufacturing support for its trackers at plants across the region.

Nextracker previously partnered with ACWA Power and L&T on the Sudair Solar PV Plant (906 MW).


This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: