US photo voltaic tracker producer FTC Photo voltaic has launched its new one module in portrait (1P) Photo voltaic Tracker Answer that the corporate stated required fewer foundations and may enhance vitality yield, with the corporate additionally touchdown its first provide settlement for the brand new product.
Introduced final week (15 September) however to be revealed on the RE+ occasion in Anaheim, California, the place PV Tech is reporting from dwell, the 1P Photo voltaic Tracker Answer requires between 18%-36% fewer foundations, serving to to drive down undertaking capex, FTC stated.
Furthermore, FTC claimed it will probably allow 5% larger vitality output for a given parcel of land by leveraging shorter row lengths.
Different advantages of the brand new product in line with FTC Photo voltaic embody: a quick meeting utilizing proprietary fast-module grasp know-how and fewer total fasteners; zero-degree stow permits for shorter pile embedment depth; lodging of ultra-large format modules of between 550W-600W; and excessive slope tolerance.
“Pioneer achieves a full 18%-36% pile rely discount per megawatt vs. the present industry-leading options by quantity,” stated Nagendra Cherukupalli, CTO of FTC Photo voltaic, “permitting prospects to profit from lowered labour and supplies prices. And with a high-density design, Pioneer allows as much as 5% larger vitality output for a similar web site in comparison with the competitors, amongst quite a few different benefits.”
As well as, the brand new providing helps all module elements, together with these over 2.4 metres in size, will function independently from the grid throughout outages and is self-powered with a high-energy battery for as much as 3-days total backup.
“The introduction of Pioneer, FTC’s distinctive answer to 1P Single Axis Trackers, will disrupt the established order whereas enabling the corporate to serve our prospects’ rising portfolios of PV tasks with differentiated 1P and 2P options,” stated Patrick Cook dinner, Chief Business Officer of FTC Photo voltaic.
Certainly, FTC has already bagged a 500MW contract with development and infrastructure firm Primoris Renewable Power (Primoris) to produce a number of websites throughout the US.
“We’re honoured to be chosen by Primoris, a number one photo voltaic EPC, to additional strengthen our relationship and provide quite a few future tasks together with with our newest tracker know-how, Pioneer,” stated Patrick Cook dinner, COO at FTC Photo voltaic, which has not too long ago seen its income drop amid import difficulties within the US, together with the AD/CVD investigation.
FTC Photo voltaic might be unveiling its new tracker know-how through the annual RE+ Energy present on 19-22 September in Anaheim, California, the place PV Tech is reporting dwell from the occasion.