Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker.
The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the new tracker at the Solar Power International show in Las Vegas in September.
By eliminating array gaps on the tracker at all pile mounting locations, SF7 achieves complete tracker module fill that enables greater yield, Soltec claims. By reducing parts count and installation labor, SF7 also achieves a lower installed first-cost.
“With SF7, our customers advantage is increased when they must compete in low and falling PPA bid circumstances,” says Raul Morales, CEO of Soltec.
“SF7 incorporates DC harness and string runner installation innovations that combine to better manage PV array wiring with less cabling material and less installation labor,” adds Jose Maris Lozano, Soltec’s global engineering director. “SF7 is self-powered and provides tracker-level near-field communications – together reducing costs of material, installation, operation, and maintenance.”