PVH supplies 3.6 GW of its solar trackers during 2019. We have signed contracts in the USA, the Middle East, Australia, Spain and Chile, among other countries around the world. As the world’s third largest supplier of solar trackers and leader in the Middle East to date, we have commissioned more than 7 GW worldwide. Axone Duo, our latest launch, has reached 78.3% of sales during the second half of 2019.
PVH supplies 3.6 GW of its solar trackers during 2019
2019 has been a prolific year for PV solar energy. The work carried out by companies like ours has underpinned what is already, the cheapest renewable energy to produce. As a manufacturer and supplier of solar trackers and fixed structures with more than 7 GW commissioned worldwide, we have evolved outstandingly to end a decade of continuous growth.
We have exceeded figures in terms of manufacturing, distribution, performance, investment and technological research. During 2019, our company have supplied 3.6 G.W of its technology to different PV solar plants, belonging to projects in countries such as USA, the Middle East, Australia, Spain, Chile, among other countries around the world.
At the beginning of 2018, we reached third place as a global supplier of solar trackers and structures worldwide, and became the leader in shipments to the Middle East and European regions, according to Wood Mackenzie.
“Our continued growth is supported by our production capacity, which currently stands at over 5 GW per year, as well as our logistics capacity, which reached 10% of total solar tracker shipments globally, as shown in the Global Solar PV Trackers market shares and shipments trends report, prepared by the Wood Mackenzie Agency,” said our COO, Emilio García.
There are also several factors that have strengthened us during 2019:
- The upturn of our business with bifacial technology with more than 800 MW supplied.
- Our latest launch, Axone Duo, of which we have sold 2.8 GW, accounting for 78.3% of last year’s total sales.
- The integration of our PV Performance Control SCADA software for improved security, monitoring and data analysis.
- The research and development work carried out in the PVH Innovation Center, a space where we optimize the performance of its solar trackers.
This development has had an impact on the trust that clients and investors place in projects that carry with our seal of quality, professionalism and guaranteed delivery on time and form.
During 2019, we have consolidated in countries with high renewable potential, such as the United States, Spain, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Australia. Countries spread over the five continents, with different regulations and weather conditions, which demand an excellent quality standard. In this sense, our company has once again underlined its success in adapting to any environment, geography and population.
High quality products certified and endorsed by experts
The activities that we carried out have been subjected, since its creation, to strict quality controls (FAT) to guarantee the excellence of its products according to the quality standards.
In 2019, PVH has renewed its UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certifications, which guarantees the fulfillment of the safety and quality standards offered by all its solar trackers and fixed structures, the CE marking, endorsed by the European Commission, and the recognition of CEPYME as one of the 500 Spanish companies that leads the business growth in the country, for its “capacity to generate added value, employment, innovation and international projection”.
In addiction, we have the TŪV Rheinland, Atos, AFA Structural Engineers, DKV. GL, and CPP certifications, the latter thanks to having subjected our products to rigorous wind tunnel tests to reduce as much as possible the time in wich the solar panels reach the defence position when adverse or extreme weather situations occur. The aim of these tests is to avoid possible damages to the structures and the effect of aerolastic instability known as “fluttering” in the solar PV plants suplied.
High level monitoring
We have ended the year with more than 1 GW executed in large scale SCADA monitoring and control projects, located mainly in Australia, Mexico and United Arab Emirates. Our company has committed to data as a relevant asset for improving operating efficiency and maximizing the production of photovoltaic solar plants. Therefore, we have worked on the integration of PV Performance Control SCADA with an advanced data analysis tool.
Maria Galan, our PVPC Product Manager has highlighted that “the company is aware of the security of SCADA systems, so we will continue working on implementing more protected and cyber-secure monitoring and control systems“.
Manufacturer, supplier, installer… and source of information
In addition to having consolidated ourself as one of the main suppliers, we have also begun to develop its facet as a source of information through its experts. Last October, our company organized a seminar at the Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos of Madrid, where industry specialists and academics spoke about the future of photovoltaic technology and the latest advances being explored in the manufacture of materials and products.
In summary, 2019 has been a year in which we have demonstrated why we are one of the reference companies in the solar photovoltaic sector. In 2020, we will continue to climb the ladder, adding projects and researching and developing new systems that guarantee greater performance in solar plants. For the time being, the 3.6 GW sold in 2019, guarantee a very good position in the sector.