Global solar mounting manufacturer Schletter Group is showcasing its newest product options at RE+ in Anaheim, California subsequent week, together with its new one-in-portrait photo voltaic tracker, which is making its North American debut.
“Fewer kilos of mounting materials for each sq. meter of floor coated but with the identical or higher load-bearing capability — this can be a widespread thread operating by way of our product improvement,” stated Tilman Elsner, senior VP of engineering for North America and deputy head of world engineering for Schletter. “With our new 1P monitoring system particularly, we’ve taken one other large step ahead by way of the ratio of fabric to energy.”
Schletter builders have taken its current tracker and optimized it for easier configuration with large-format modules with lengths as much as 250 cm (virtually 99 in.). The compact “1P” tracker system accepts large-format modules in a vertical orientation, is optimized for bifacial modules and makes use of much less materials per kilowatt than the corporate’s earlier mannequin.
“This can be a very essential level in the meanwhile, particularly in view of the excessive value of metal, logistics and transport,” Elsner stated.
The 1P tracker shares among the identical options as Schletter’s current two-in-portrait (2P) tracker, utilizing a patented mechanical self-locking mechanism — a “Geneva drive” at every put up that locks the module desk at any tilting angle to mitigate wind-related vibrations. When stowed horizontally, the system can stand up to wind speeds of as much as 260 kph (about 161 mph).
Schletter plans to indicate its GMax fixed-tilt racking at RE+ as nicely. The steel-based single-post system requires fewer assist posts per-kilowatt than earlier fashions and is constructed for faster set up.
Subsequent up is Schletter’s FixGrid Professional flat roof system. In response to wind tunnel testing, the system requires fewer ballasts than its current FixGrid racking.
“Our wind tunnel exams have proven that there are clear aerodynamic benefits if the upkeep aisle is positioned between the higher edges of the upright modules,” Elsner stated. “Which means that as much as 10 % of the ballast will be saved. It additionally makes mounting the modules and wiring them a lot simpler.”
Schletter builders have designed FixGrid Professional to be reconfigured for panel orientation (both horizontal or vertical), panel measurement and panel angle with a number of parts made for common software.
“Our new FixGrid Professional at all times permits an optimum assist and clamping place for the module – it doesn’t matter what the angle or measurement,” Elsner emphasised.
Schletter can also be displaying Proline, a pitched roof mounting system that may be put in through the use of a single inside connector.
“Within the European market, we’ve a excessive market share within the pitched roof sector and we wish to supply our tried and examined vary, more and more within the North American market too,” Elsner stated.
Schletter can be exhibiting at RE+ from September 19 to 22 at sales space #738.
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