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Trina launches tracking system for high-power modules

The tracker has a length of 72 meters, which the company says allows for 120 modules per tracker. The new product was conceived as a multi-drive, dual-slewing system that is claimed to have improved overall stability compared to other products and to show a reduced aeroelastic effect.

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Array Technologies to raise $100 million in IPO

Array Technologies, a profitable solar-tracker company, is going public the old-fashioned way.

Emerging markets and innovation: Twin pillars of the solar tracker market

Global solar tracker shipments reached new record levels in 2019, exceeding 31 GW, up 55% year on year. Exceptional demand in the United States – as well as multiple gigawatt markets in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Spain and Australia – helped propel the market to new heights, writes Cormac Gilligan, associate director at IHS Markit.

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UK developer reveals 1 GW, subsidy-free solar and storage pipeline

Enso Energy and the former U.K. national Green Investment Bank now owned by Australian investor Macquarie, have revealed plans to develop an extensive solar project portfolio across England and Wales that will reportedly include tracker and bifacial technology and will be financed by power purchase agreements.

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Arctech unveils new single-axis tracker

The device, conceived for large scale solar, is said to solve the instability issues associated with the two-modules-in-portrait structure and to have the largest south-north slope seen in the tracker industry.

Convert: New tracker design for reducing LCOE and LCA

Under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Project, GOPV, Convert is working on reducing the LCOE and LCA of large PV plants. In this vein, it has developed a new tracker and tracking strategy focused on the use of bifacial modules. Find out more at this year’s Intersolar Europe.

Self-tracking solar panels, inspired by a lizard’s feet

Scientists at Harvard University have developed a type of material that can be programmed to move in response to various stimuli, including light. One possible application, says the group, could be in solar panels with integrated microstructures that track the sun without any energy input.

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Bifacial tracker pitch an important design factor in maximizing energy gain

The pitch of bifacial trackers is an important design factor in maximizing energy gain, says Soltec, which recently spoke during a pv magazine webinar on how its trackers can help to increase energy yields in large-scale bifacial PV installations. Read on to discover the answers to your questions from albedo to backtracking and everything in between.

Shifting demand and pricing pressure main solar tracker challenges – GTM Research

Following its latest global solar PV tracker report, GTM Research speaks to pv magazine about what the sector can expect to see this year. Shifting demand and pricing pressures will be the main challenges. While Latin America continues to grow, the U.S. market will rebound. Bifacial and C&I growth confirmed as hot tracker trends.

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Solar trackers: Record 2017 shipments; up to 20 GW expected in 2018

Last year saw record levels of global solar tracker shipments, reports GTM Research. It forecasts even bigger growth in 2018, despite continued consolidation. NEXTracker held on to the top spot once again, while Latin America became the biggest market.

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