Valmont Industries Inc., Convert Italia, a Valmont Company, and supplier of single-axis sun trackers, have launched the new Valmont Solar brand. Convert and Valmont are partnering to offer total grid solutions. This partnership is unique. Valmont Solar is able to offer partners bundled products thanks to its extensive range of engineered products. This includes transmission and distribution, as well as substation packaging and renewable energy.
“Europe is seeing unprecedented times when it comes to energy,” says Matteo Demofonti, Valmont Solar’s European business line manager. “On one hand, Europe has aggressive renewable energy targets to meet by 2025. On the other, supply chain and energy market volatility are causing a lot uncertainty. The time is perfect for a company like Valmont to leverage their more than 75 years of expertise to meet these challenges.”
Valmont Solar will provide solutions for the PV industry on North American, Latin American, and European markets.
“Valmont has been a major player in the utility industry for years providing grid-hardening solutions to build a smarter, more resilient grid,” states Greg Turi, vice president of Valmont Global Generation. “Now, with Valmont Solar, we are bringing in the generation piece by partnering with PV integrators through our product and service offerings. It’s a unique role to be supplying the hardware and service that is going to help us realize a modern, clean electricity grid and we couldn’t be more excited to be on the forefront of this change.”
Valmont Solar’s main product, the Convert Single Axis Tracker, is a solar tracker with more than 15 years of performance in the field. Convert Trackers improve efficiency by following the sun across the sky. They offer up to 25% more performance than a 1MW project that uses fixed-in-place solar racks.