Arctech White Paper: AI-Powered Tracker Boosts Energy Output by Up to 7%


Jan 20th 2021, Suzhou, China, Arctech Solar, the leading solar rack and tracker maker, released a technical white paper today, entitled “Next Generation of the AI-powered Solar Tracking Solution”, at an online global launch event. The white paper details a major upgrade for its trackers solution to advanced smart system with comprehensive AI integration. The new AI-powered tracker system, according to Arctech’s white paper, “will improve power generation of solar PV plant by up to 7%, based on different types of terrain and meteorological conditions.”

Co-authored by Arctech’s CTO Bruce Wang and Mika Jovanović, the solar technology team leader of DNV·GL, the white paper explores the AI-powered solar tracking solution that is capable of overcoming the problem of energy production losses suffered by solar power plants due to challenging weather conditions, ubiquitous terrain undulation and inevitable variability in site construction, while ensuring the stable performance of trackers.

Bruce Wang, CTO of Arctech Solar

According to the white paper, Arctech’s solar tracking solution integrates four major strategies: the tracking control strategy for terrains of project sites, the cloud strategy based on real-time weather data, the bifacial strategy for bifacial module + tracker and the control strategy for sharing parameters with inverters.

“Data in the white paper are obtained from simulation and field verification by Arctech Solar. The third-party certification body, DNV·GL, has confirmed the reliability of the published data, and other well-known certification organizations such as TUV Rheinland, TUV Süd and the China General Certification Center also support the assessment report from DNV GL,” stressed by Bruce.

As DNV·GL states in its assessment report, the institute believes the estimates of Arctech Solar are consistent with DNV·GL’s power generation simulation results and previous experience.

Besides, the white paper also offers an overview of Arctech’s value-added technical solutions including an optimized AI tracking algorithm, cleaning robots and a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which will contribute great benefits in daily routine operation and maintenance of PV plants.

“Arctech is always trying to help customers achieve success with best-in-class products and services,” said Guy Rong, President of Arctech’s Global Business. “We will continue to focus on lowering LCOE, enhancing profits for customers, and helping them make economically unviable projects in the past feasible now through technological innovation. Meanwhile, we will ensure the life cycle security and power generation gains for solar PV power plants. At Arctech, we believe customer's success is Arctech’s success!”

Arctech Solar (SSE-STAR: 688408) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and solution providers of solar tracking, racking and BIPV systems. By the end of 2019, the company has cumulatively supported with around 24 GW racks and trackers in 900 projects of 24 countries.