Soltec introduces SF7, the highest performing solar tracker on the market
Soltec's new single-axis tracker boosts production by up to 5% over its competitors
SF7 to be launched at Intersolar Munich 2017
Soltec will present its new solar tracker at the Intersolar Europe trade fair in Munich, Germany, from 31 May to 2 June (stand A4.140). The tracker will also be exhibited at the Solar Power International in Las Vegas in September.
SF7 completely covers the top of the tracker with photovoltaic modules and thus increases energy production compared to other solar trackers, producing up to 5 percent more energy. SF7 reduces the number of parts and labour required, speeding up installation time and reducing cost. Thanks to these innovations, we have the most cost-effective solar tracker on the market.
"With the SF7 single-axis solar tracker, our customers will be in a favourable position when they have to compete in low PPA conditions," says Raul Morales, CEO of Soltec. "We know that our customers are concerned about stock availability at short notice. That is why Soltec has increased its manufacturing capacity to 2.5 GW per year and implemented a new global logistics system, Solhub, optimally synchronised with the deadlines of each project".
Other notable features of the SF7 solar tracker are the reduction in the number of piles per MW, greater tolerance to steep and uneven slopes, and better use of the terrain thanks to the shorter length of the tracker, which allows up to twice as many modules per independent row to be installed.
"The SF7 solar tracker incorporates the DC Harness and String Runner innovations, which combine to simplify the PV installation, reducing wiring and installation time," explained José María Lozano, Global Director of Engineering at Soltec. "In addition, SF7 is self-powered and incorporates an NFC communication system. All this reduces material, installation, operation and maintenance costs".