New Generation PV Solar Tracker to Feature an Integrated Solar Array and Bifacial Solar Panels
Advanced Solar Photonics, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) equipment, components, and provider of turnkey alternative energy generating systems, today announced it has launched its next generation ASP SolarTower – a dual axis PV tracking system with an integrated solar array and bifacial solar modules.
The dual-axis solar tracker is designed to maximize solar tracking performance while reducing costs and operational risks for large commercial and utility scale solar power plants. The solar tracker uses a motor and GPS (Global Positioning System) to turn the solar PV panels both from east to west and up and down to ensure the panels always follow the sun’s elevation.
The solar tracker system includes six high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules. Compared to a fixed array of the same production capacity, the Sfinkx solar tracker will produce up to 37% more electricity.
SolarTower is the first PV tracker to feature an Integrated Solar Array (ISA) – an innovative design solution that reduces the cost of balance of systems (BOS) and solar panels. It fully integrates the solar PV modules into the mounting structure thereby eliminating the aluminum frame, grounding wire, clips, nuts, and bolts.
SolarTower will offer ASP bifacial solar panels – dual sided glass modules (G2G) that generate more electricity by converting direct, radiant and scattered solar energy on both the front and the back side of the module. A thinner tempered glass means less light trapping inside the glass increasing overall module efficiency. Proprietary IR resistant encapsulate will increase the life expectancy and energy production over the lifetime of the module, while maximizing the time per day modules can generate electricity from sunlight. Together these features can result in additional energy output as much as 30%.
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Companies | February 22, 2013