23 December 2020

TÜV Rheinland verifies that Soltec’s Teamtrack® can increase the gain of a solar PV plant by 6.2%

  • The annual yield of a photovoltaic plant increases between 3.6% and 7.5% with the TeamTrack® algorithm powered by Soltec
  • Soltec studies the TeamTrack® algorithm behavior of over 9 locations with different terrain and latitude surveys in its WhitePaper

Soltec, leading firm in the manufacture and supply of single-axis solar trackers and part of Soltec Power Holdings, launches its first technical document about the gain that its Backtracking algorithm, TeamTrack®, can generate in a photovoltaic plant. According to this study, Soltec’s TeamTrack® is capable of increasing the gain of a photovoltaic solar plant by up to 6.2% on regular Mediterranean latitude terrains.
Likewise, Soltec’s TeamTrack® presents gain improvements of 0.23% compared to Backtracking with middle sensor and 0.62% more against dual-row trackers. Likewise, TeamTrack® allows to obtain 1.13% more profit compared to linked-row trackers.

This Whitepaper presents the results of a comprehensive study carried out by TÜV Rheinland verifying Soltec’s TeamTrack® Backtracking algorithm behavior over 9 sites with different terrain and latitude surveys. Each location has different types of terrain characteristics, heights, and latitudes.

This study on TeamTrack® shows that the yearly energy yield increase in ranges between 3.6% and 7.5% compared to standard Tracking Energy yield. Optimization with respect to Standard Backtracking oscillates over the tested sites between 1.2% and 3.5%.

More info at: link to the WP

About Soltec

Soltec is the world’s third largest manufacturer and supplier of solar trackers for PV plants globally. Founded in Murcia, it belongs to the Soltec Power Holdings group, and has a workforce made up of more than 1,300 people and a 16-year history as a manufacturer of complete solar monitoring equipment. The company has a presence in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, the United States, Spain, India, Italy, Israel, Mexico, and Peru.

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded almost 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with 21,500 employees and annual revenues of 2.1 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Website: www.tuv.com/solar