Kirchdorf/Haag, Germany, November 15, 2019. With three new large-scale projects in Asia and Latin America, the Schletter Group continues its international growth course. The PV plants in Nepal, Brazil and Honduras have a total output of 85 MWp and have all been mounted on Schletter’s open area system FS.
“These projects show that we are not only directing our efforts at the right markets but above all that we are pursuing the right sourcing strategy,” says Florian Roos, CEO of the Schletter Group. “Our global network with own locations and selected suppliers makes us extremely flexible and allows us to realize several major projects at the same time. This is an increasingly important factor in the international project business.”
The major order from Brazil comprises several plants for projects by Schletter’s Brazilian distribution partner HDT International. The projects have a total output of more than 50 MWp and are currently under construction in the regions of Minas Gerais and Sao Paolo. The Schletter Group has been working with HDT International since 2018 and plans to further intensify the collaboration. “Brazil is an interesting market for us where we intend to further expand our business,” says Roos.
In the Caribbean, where the Schletter Group has been maintaining a strong footprint for several years, the company supplies the mounting system for a 10 MWp project of new customer Negratin S.L. This is the first project carried out together with the Spanish EPC contractor.
The project in Nepal has an output of 25 MWp and is currently under construction in Bidur, around 15 miles northwest of Katmandu. The solar plant is financed by World Bank as a contribution to stabilizing the supply of electricity in Nepal.
Roos expects the trend towards large-scale projects to continue. “Project developers and investors are increasingly focused on economies of scale and yield optimization to ensure profitability of their projects with very little or even without state funding,” the Schletter CEO adds. “With our mounting solutions that save both time and material, as well as our flexible supply chain, we are ideally positioned for this.”