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QBotix signs 45 MW supply contract with Castillium

Deal covers Robotic Tracking System installations for use in Castillium's pipeline of more than 200 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects throughout the UK.

The RTS System harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation. The RTS's flexible project design capabilities and its optimized daily and annual power curve maximize the quantity and quality of power production, while enabling efficient utilization of available land area and dual-use with agriculture or other activities.

According to QBotix, the combination of up to 45 per cent more energy generation and similar installation costs results in RTS project cost savings of up to 20% over traditional mounting systems.

"QBotix's innovative approach to reducing the cost of solar tracking technology will improve the financial competitiveness of solar PV projects across the UK, extending the range of solar PV as commercial pressures increase through reducing tariffs," said Derek Mitchell, Castillium's director.
 
QBotix and Castillium expect the first projects to begin construction in the middle of 2014.
 

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