The right tracker for you: Comparing 1P and 2P solutions
Should you use a one-in-portrait or a two-in-portrait tracker? The obvious answer is it depends. In the quest for the lowest possible Levelized cost of electricity, one particular type of installation has stood out for a few years. Trackers. To achieve the most cost-efficient installation, all aspects and components need to be carefully considered, starting with the decision to use a one-in-portrait or two-in-portrait setup.
In this pv magazine Webinar, our initiative partner will demonstrate how to make the right decision for using either. There is a range of considerations, such as a tracker’s ability to adapt to the terrain it is built on, whether you are using bifacial modules, or how expensive the land is, to bear in mind. In addition, the decision to opt for 1P or 2P will entail how the electrical configuration is made and how the software and control electronics are set up. Thus, another layer of financial and technical parameters changes and needs to be carefully considered.
Joining us from Soltec is the company’s chief strategy officer and corporate development Eduardo de San Nicolás. Looking back on 15 years of experience in the solar sector, Eduardo will share what project developers should keep in mind when planning a tracker project. Eduardo will also talk us through the different OPEX and CAPEX scenarios that come with either decision.
And, of course, a two-in-portrait design increases the wingspan of the tracker, which changes its wind stability. Heather Sauder is a senior engineer with the wind tunnel testing institute CPP. The company has performed a series of tests on Soltec’s trackers, and they can do site-specific wind loading analyses. Heather will explain what difference it makes to use a 1P or a 2P setup from a wind load perspective.
pv magazine Webinar content
- Comparison between 1P and 2P solutions
- LCOE and BoP cost considerations
- Wind load analyses of both solutions
Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Marian Willuhn, editor with pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.
Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.