The industry’s most advanced all-terrain solar tracker
Download Case Study
Key Features and Benefits
NX Horizon–XTR the field-proven solar tracker for rolling terrain with more than 3 GW deployed on multiple continents.
Industry’s Most Advanced All-terrain tracker
NX Horizon-XTR: The Key to Unlocking the Value of Challenging Project Sites
Nextracker’s terrain-following solar tracker reduces earthwork, lowers project risk, and simplifies construction on undulating or difficult terrain.
What People are Saying
VP Engineering, SOLV Energy
SVP of Technology and Asset Management,
Senior Director, Product Management, Nextracker
VP of Design and Engineering, Nextracker
Going Beyond “Business as Usual”
for Tough Terrain Conditions
As solar power project opportunities expand into new regions and availability of once-ubiquitous flat land becomes increasingly rare, project developers are turning to sites with sloping and undulating terrain.
Uneven terrain presents unique risks for developers, who must employ costly, environmentally impactful grading and increased foundation steel, which can challenge the economics of otherwise attractive solar projects.
The “business as usual” approach to dealing with undulating terrain includes careful selection of tracker-row locations, performing cut-and-fill grading and increasing foundation pile lengths.
While proven, this approach limits system size, increases construction costs and creates schedule risk.
Accuracy of cost and schedule estimates for grading activities are a known challenge, due to the possibility of unexpected soil conditions, weather delays and re-vegetation challenges.
In addition to cost adders and schedule risk during the construction phase, the soil disturbance from earthwork can introduce soil erosion issues over the lifetime of the project.
Follow the Grade
With NX Horizon–XTR
Follow the Grade With NX Horizon-XTR:
Deployed, Field Tested, Proven
Real-world example: 120 MW solar plant, Iowa, U.S.
Radically Reduces Foundation Costs Expense
Real world example: 328 MW solar plant, Texas, U.S.