This week, Scatec Solar set a new world record at the at Guanizuil IIA project in Argentina by installing 54,090 solar modules in less than 12 hours. This equals approximately 17.5 MW of the 117 MW total solar plant capacity. The record was a result of the “module installation challenge day” where we gathered a team of 300 people with the help of our mechanical works contractor, CIPSA. They were divided in 10 teams and the challenge’s target was to install 4,950 modules each. All teams reached the target, while four teams managed to exceed their target and installed even more modules.
We congratulate the Guanizuil IIA team and everyone involved in this impressive achievement!
The numbers are even more impressive when considering that in one day, our team on site was able to install close to 15% of the expected capacity of the solar plant. Once completed, the Argentinian plant, Guanizuil IIA, is estimated to deliver an annual production of 308 GWh, powering 82,000 households. The solar plant is covering an area larger than 380 soccer fields and will contribute to avoid 107,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The project is jointly owned with Equinor and grid connection is expected in first quarter 2020.