PROINSO Supplies 1 MW of MECASOLAR Trackers for Photovoltaic Solar Project in California

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The Spanish company will supply 94 MECASOLAR 2-axis trackers, for a 1 MW project located in the Madera Water District (California). This is the largest PROINSO 2-axis solar tracker project implemented in this American state and will also incorporate, REC 220 modules and SATCON model 500 invertors. The trackers will be manufactured entirely in the new MECASOLAR factory in Sacramento (California), which is expected to manufacture trackers reaching an output of 30 MW during the present year. Group OPDE which comprises OPDE, MECASOLAR, PROINSO and RÍOS, plans to create over 70 jobs in the period 2010-2011 in West Sacramento.

solar photovoltaic Yolo Park (California) provided by PROINSO

The Spanish company PROINSO - part of Group OPDE and specialists in the distribution of modules, inverters, trackers and fixed structures for photovoltaic systems, will supply 1 MW of MECASOLAR 2-axis solar trackers for a solar photovoltaic project located in the California district of Madera.

The 2-axis trackers supplied for the project will be manufactured entirely in the new MECASOLAR factory in West Sacramento (California), using local suppliers and labour. The components of the trackers are American UL certified (Underwriters Laboratories), making it easier for MECASOLAR products to obtain the UL certification, and is the only company in its sector acquiring this type of product.

The solar project, which will become the largest 2-axis project undertaken by the company in the State of California, will be completed with the addition of REC 220 modules, and SATCON model 500 inverters for the start-up.

The calculations estimated by the SOLAR PV TRACKER-Program for calculating energy - with MECASOLAR trackers - estimates that in the district of Madera and with an annual average radiation at 0 ° of 1,850 kWh/m2 year, 2,317 kWh / kWp power output will be obtained for a Ratio Performance of 86%. The above calculation programme can be found on the website of PROINSO (

With the order for this project, the Spanish company has started to manufacture their trackers entirely in the 6,000 m2 Mecasolar factory in Sacramento. This will facilitate and increase the entry of their products within the Obama Plan to support investment in renewable energy power products manufactured in the United States ("Manufactured by USA").

According to PROINSO, the company will close in coming weeks a distribution agreement for another project with similar features and output, also in California.

The forecasts are that MECASOLAR will reach the 30 MW figure for trackers manufactured in the new MECASOLAR plant in West Sacramento, employing over 70 people in the two-year period from 2010-2011 in the four companies of the group established in the United States.

Corporate Information:

PROINSO is a company from the OPDE group specializing in engineering and supplying photovoltaic solar plants. In 2008 the company distributed a total of 80 MW in modules and 140 MW in inverters and trackers. PROINSO has distribution agreements with Trina and REC for modules, with SMA for inverters and is responsible for engineering and distribution of MECASOLAR fixed structures and trackers. It is the leading global distributor for TRINA modules, as announced by the manufacturer themselves on 29 October, with the signing of an agreement to supply over 108 MW for 2009-2010. It is also the leading distributor of SMA inverters and expects to close 2009 with over 140 MW in orders to the German manufacturer.

It has offices in Spain, Italy, Greece and California (USA). In 2008, PROINSO turnover amounted to €460 million, positioning it as one of the indisputable benchmark distributors in Europe.


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