North American leading tracker vendor Array Technologies has partnered with New Mexico-based renewable energy firm Affordable Solar to install trackers at Facebook’s upcoming data centre in Los Lunas, New Mexico.
NEXTracker has started supplying its single-axis trackers to what it claims to be the largest solar plant in the Western Hemisphere at around 750MW capacity, with more than 200MW of trackers already delivered to the site in Mexico.
Solar tracking manufacturer NEXTracker is expanding in India by manufacturing additional structural components for its solar trackers in country and taking on Indian steel tube producer APL Apollo Tubes as another supply partner.
Spain-headquartered solar tracker designer and manufacturer STi Norland has signed an agreement with project owners EDF Israel and Clalsun together with Belectric Israel to provide 35MW of its single-axis trackers for the Ashalim PV project.
With competition in the tracker marketplace becoming extremely fierce, rival companies are adding new features all the time aimed at minimising installation and operation costs, and enhancing durability. Here we profile some of the single-axis trackers currently available on the market and the innovative design features they offer.
In a relatively short space of time, single-axis trackers have become the mounting technology of choice in utility-scale PV plants. Danielle Ola reports on the technological and economic drivers that have fuelled their meteoric rise and look set to ensure continued growth around the world for some time to come.
SunLink Corporation has expanded its portfolio of photovoltaic project solutions with the launch of the ‘TechTrack Distributed’ single axis tracker. TechTrack Distributed introduces ‘dynamic design,’ providing site flexibility and reductions in total project costs. TechTrack Distributed is the second single-axis tracker in the company’s TechTrack product line, joining the internationally deployed TechTrack Centralized. The new system is being showcased at Solar Power International 2016.