What is Solar Tracker ?

The Solar Tracker is a device capable of turning after the Sun, which means following the Sun’s track from its rising in the east to its setting in the west. The TRAXLE Solar Tracker is a construction consisting of aluminum profiles and of a stainless material. The photovoltaic panels are attached to this construction. Because the Solar Tracker turns after the Sun all day long, the solar panels are set to face the Sun directly all day long, and so is their performance substantially enhanced

The solar energy may be relatively well used in the regions not only with the long sunshine period but also in those with higher sea-level altitudes.

 

The technical solution of the TRAXLE Solar Tracker is unique, with two patents issued, valid world-wide. The main TRAXLE load-bearing part is either an aluminum or stainless material pipe oriented slantwise on the north/south axis. The arms with photovoltaic panels are attached to the pipe. The pipe has a built-in DC motor which turns the entire assembly by means of the worm gear unit. The motor is powered by a small photovoltaic module attached to the bottom part of the pipe. This module is mounted perpendicularly towards the sun and contains the Photovoltaic cells on both sides. The TRAXLE Solar Tracker turns to that side of the small photovoltaic module being exposed to the Sun.

 


Technical specification – Tracker 32m2 ( 5kW)

Annual energy [kWh] gain +31%, +/-3%
Standard PV panel area 32m2
No. of PV panels 199x99cm (315W) 16
Length of the TRAXLETM 8m
Weight of collectors Max. 15 kg/m2
Polar axis tilt angle 0 degrees
Tracking accuracy +8°(AM 1.5)
Tracking angle 95°
Max. static torque 500-1.500 Nm
Area related torque 2 Nm/m2 (AM 1.5)
Max. windspeed 120 km/h (33m/s)
Backtracking Yes
Temperature range -30+80°C
Water & dust protection IP65
One track land area 4 x 16m = 64m2
Ground Cover Ratio (GCR) 0.5
Energy consumption 0 (autonomous)
Power supply cables NO
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