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Tailoring mounting systems for the Asia-Pacific

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discuss a suite of innovative tracker solutions, introduced by our partner Trina Solar, which answer the need to make utility solar projects more adaptable, quicker to install, and ultimately more profitable.


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With both Queensland and Victoria launching massive government packages to support renewables this week, Australia’s embrace of solar is hitting new heights. This exciting phase in the country’s energy transition comes after many of the best land parcels for solar development have been snapped up though, meaning utility-scale solar projects are increasingly turning to technology solutions to do more for less.

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discuss a suite of innovative tracker solutions, introduced by our partner Trina Solar, which answer this need to make utility solar projects more adaptable, quicker to install, and ultimately more profitable.

Among them is Trina Solar’s new Vanguard 1P tracker, which offers energy yield improvements of up to 15% and is specifically designed to perform in a variety of complex scenarios and high winds. Sitting alongside this is Trina’s SuperTrack algorithm which optimizes energy production in challenging weather and shading conditions, delivering further yield gains of up to 8%.

With a particular focus on ease of installation – vital in Australia with its high labor costs – the webinar will examine a range of mounting systems and how to best suit them to large-scale projects in the Asia-Pacific.

We will welcome presenters Andrew Gilhooly, Head of C&I and utility solutions – Asia Pacific, and Sun Kai, Head of Smart Tracker Control System, who will explain the design philosophy behind Trina’s new range. They will be joined by Rob Saunders, the Australian Managing director for developer Elecseed, which is currently working on a 200 MW solar farm in Queensland’s Western Downs that is aiming to deliver green hydrogen to Korea starting from 2030.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Choosing the most suitable mounting system in Asia-Pacific regions
  • Features of the Vanguard 1P trackers and FixOrigin mounting system
  • The extensive wind tunnel testing that went into the development of Trina’s tracker solutions
  • Behind the SuperTrack algorithms and its advantages in increasingly unpredictable weather patterns
  • Bi-Facial Photovoltaics and the Production of Green Hydrogen
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Bella Peacock from pv magazine Australia will moderate this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Andrew Gilhooly | Head of C&I and utility solutions - Asia Pacific, Trina Solar

Andrew is leading Trina Solar Asia Pacific region’s C&I and utility solutions business and is an accomplished energy and product management professional with over 12 years’ experience within the European, Asian and Australian solar PV sectors. He has worked across a variety of disciplines within both utility scale and C&I, including roles in business development, cost estimation, project engineering and management, new market entry strategy, new product Introduction and O&M. He is also an accredited designer for grid connected PV systems by the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

Sun Kai | Head of Smart Tracker Control System, Trina Solar

Sun Kai received his Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he then moved to State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology as a postdoc. He joined Trina in 2016, and focuses on the research about PV module and system performance and smart tracking technologies.

Robert Saunders | Managing director Australia, Elecseed

Robert has more than 25-year background in energy, professional services, and engineering delivering exceptional outcomes for large-scale projects. Today, he leads the Australian office for Korean company Elecseed, where his role is to support Korean investment in renewable opportunities in the Australian market, whilst delivering engineering and consultancy services to local companies seeking to meet their own ESG strategy.


Bella Peacock | Editor, pv magazine Australia

Bella completed her MA in English Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Sarajevo for four years before returning home to Australia in 2019. She joined pv magazine Australia in 2020, after 18 months working as a digital producer for Nine, and has since become completely engrossed by the world of renewable energy, technology and sustainability. Bella has completed a BA in Media Arts & Production at Sydney’s University of Technology.

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