Proximity Is Key To Optimal Project Deployment
We at Exosun are convinced proximity is key for a perfect market understanding and smooth trackers deployment. Rely on our worldwide sales partners and network of trained installers to make sure your project needs are met, fast and effectively. Our experience in supplying our trackers for different markets worldwide means we have the expertise to guarantee your project will be tracking in record time.
Exosun in partnership with Lesedi for an enhanced BBBEE level and high local content
Since establishing its presence on the African continent in 2015 through the registration of its Cape Town subsidiary, Exosun has been very active in business development, understanding the capabilities of the local market and developing its manufacturing capacity in view of upcoming projects in the Sub Saharan region. In 2016, Exosun secured its first MW project in Namibia.
The aspiration of Exosun to partner with a reputable industry stakeholder combined with Lesedi's interest to explore renewable energy opportunities and new markets has been finalized in a partnership agreement in line with Exosun's mandate to transfer: plant design, trackers manufacturing and sales activities of its single axis tracker Exotrack HZ in the Southern African Area.
“Lesedi will deliver the support needed to our customers and will ensure plant design, tracker manufacturing and installation of our single axis tracker, offering to our customers the highest possible level of local content while also providing a very high level of BBBEE compliance. Lesedi will offer all the services covering the full lifecycle of a PV plant project, ensuring plant performance and customers’ success for the long-term”. says François Ménard, Exosun’s CEO.
This alliance between Exosun and Lesedi has multiple benefits:
- Stronger South African footprint with an Improved BBBEE compliance
- New pool of talents and set of skills with unparalleled expertise including plant design, tracker manufacturing and installation of Exosun’s single axis tracker
- Emphasis on localization of components to achieve the highest level of local content
- Customers long term visibility and services commitment for 25 years plant performance
Lesedi’s CEO Mr Francis Carruthers emphasized that, “this is a strategic partnership that will be complementary to Lesedi’s expanding market offerings in the renewable sectors in Africa and we will ensure we achieve the highest degree of local content. Lesedi over the years has demonstrated that local content can be achieved across the entire value chain of projects it’s engaged in and this partnership with Exosun will achieve the same again.”
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You can count on our trained installers in South Africa for smooth Exotrack installation.
Installed tracker capacity: + 90 MWp
Since 2012, Exosun has been present on the North American market to better serve its customers from its subsidiaries in San Francisco and Phoenix. Exosun's North American teams are also dedicated to develop sales on the Mexican market.
In this excessively fast growing market, Exosun offers its full range of support services in solar tracker installation. To date, Exosun has installed 6 solar plants across the U.S., from North Carolina all the way to Hawaii.
Exosun works with high quality manufacturers in the U.S. and in Mexico to ensure fast tracker deployment with short lead times and to contribute to local economy.
Market leader since 2007
French solar tracker pioneer and leader since 2007, Exosun has deployed nearly 200 MW in France for a number of major market players such as La Compagnie du Vent, Groupe GDF Suez, and NEOEN. Our customers can also rely on our network in France of around 10 trained installers who have experience installing our tracker systems.
At our headquarters near Bordeaux in the South West of France, over 60 cross-functional expert professionals work together to advance the solar tracker market with innovative tracking systems that meet local and global market needs.
FINAME code obtained for its horizontal single axis tracker
Exosun Brazil Ltda. was opened in Salvador da Bahia in 2015 through a joint venture with Ecoluz, leader bringing 27 years of experience in energy services in Brazil.
Exosun Brazil Ltda has obtained from the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) the FINAME code number 3418617 for its Exotrack HZ solar tracker, which assures the compliance with Brazilian local content requirements.
Engaged in the market, 70% of the Exotrack HZ is manufactured in Brazil with production areas in Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Bahia.
The Brazilian Market has more than 3GW to be built before November 2018, with 92% to be installed with solar tracking technologies. Indeed, the net-metering market has increased on last year and also would use trackers to improve the yield of projects, overall to projects above 1MWp, when is most attractive in terms of return of investments.
Exosun Brazil commercializes and supplies solar tracking systems, along with engineering support services covering the complete life cycle of a solar plant, from the project design phase up to tracker installation, commissioning, and O&M. Luiz Carlos Lima Alves is the General Manager of Exosun Brazil Ltda.
In Partnership with ATEC Architecture
Since November 2016, Exosun solar tracking technology is available on the Chinese Market through our partner ATEC , a major Chinese solar mounting system manufacturer and installer .
ATEC Architecture, who has already manufactured and installed +7,000 MW of fixed, mounting structures on Chinese PV plants, brings its know-how in local industrial production, and Exosun contributes its expertise in solar tracking.
“It was essential for us to enter the biggest PV market with a large potential for solar trackers. So we’re thrilled to sign a technology agreement with ATEC, an experienced and accredited player on the Chinese PV market” commented François Ménard, Exosun’s CEO. “By combining our know-how in the solar utility field, ATEC will be able to deliver in China our robust, easy to install and maintain tracking technology and commercialize it at a very competitive price.”
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Exosun,” said Xu Ke, Co-founder and Vice President of ATEC Architecture. “We found the Exosun product to be a superior system.The simplicity, reliability, flexibility, operational cost and overall value are unmatchedstrong>. We are truly proud to add this technology to our product catalog. Together we will be able to optimally serve our customers based in China with advanced solar tracking solutions tailored to their needs that will boost their solar revenues.”
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