Solar tracker systems and HCPV panels supplier, OPEL Solar, has completed a delivery of 4.6MW of its TF-850 solar trackers to Global Energy Services (GES). The trackers are to be installed at two solar fields being built by GES, a specialist engineering, site preparation and construction company.
The first delivery was completed in September 2011 for a 2.32MW installation in Palmdale, California; the second project, located at 29 Palms, California, received a delivery of 2.27MW of OPEL's trackers. GES has been the EPC for these two projects, developed by Gestamp Solar, a leading developer of utility scale solar projects headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
“OPEL Solar is experiencing increasing success with the TF-800 series of tracker products,” said Leon M. Pierhal, CEO of OPEL Technologies Inc. “This is evidenced by GES and Gestamp choosing OPEL's tracking systems for these two large scale solar fields, making these orders the largest in our Company's history and strongly contributing to our revenue. The strategy to emphasize our solar tracker line of products was discussed at the annual general meeting in June. Solar contractors and developers are using our market leading single axis tracker because it has a vast number of key unique features that enhance energy production and lower expense of solar fields.”
The OPEL TF-800 series of ground-mounted trackers are claimed to allow the use of any solar panel technology currently being deployed on commercial and utility scale projects, making it solar panel indifferent and an ideal selection of most solar generation installations.
This tracker can be assembled by two people using just basic hand tools. The wireless tracker network control technology incorporated into OPEL's TF-800 solar tracker product line helps lower the upfront construction costs while allowing tracker level monitoring. A solar generation plant owner is able to monitor the solar field remotely, including modifying the position of any one or all of the trackers in an installation. This capability reduces installation costs, increases efficiency and helps maintain optimal performance.