STI-H1250 horizontal single-axis solar tracker
The STI-H1250 solar tracker consists of a series of torsion beams oriented in a North-South direction on which the photovoltaic modules are supported. Both rotate by means of a single energy-efficient drive system controlled by an automaton, following the East-West path of the sun.
The tracking control system is programmed with an astronomical calculation algorithm of the sun's path. It includes Backtracking mode to avoid the generation of shadows between adjacent rows that improves production by up to 5%, as well as the stow function to protect the tracker in extreme wind conditions.
STI-H1250 is a solar tracker with a rotation range of ±55º, free of buckling effects that makes it possible to minimize the number of drives increasing the reliability of the plant by reducing critical points. This minimizes the need for ductwork and wiring, investment in auxiliary equipment, O&M costs and power consumption.
Highly reliable upper rotary drive, with our in-house patented system.
Minimum number of drives and power consumption per MW
More than 10 years in operation
Control and Communications System
The STI-H1250 decentralized solar tracker includes a control and communications system with the following characteristics:
- High reliability and maximum availability of operation.
- Simple to replace control components.
- Less cost in O&M tasks.
- Easy implementation in the plant’s SCADA system for performing O&M tasks, so it is simple to configure tracker status alarms.
- Stowing management: Stowing table fully configurable by the user to protect the structure and the photovoltaic modules in extreme wind conditions.
- PLC with integrated web server: Access through web server to alarm log and tracker positioning to facilitate O&M tasks.
Instalation and maintenance
Thanks to the simplicity of its structure and its modular design, minimal installation time is required. In addition, the learning curve for its assembly is very fast, eliminating downtime and enabling the quick training of installers.
- 100% screwed or bolted joints. No need for welding, cutting or drilling for its installation.
- Great adaptability to terrain and adjustment. High tolerances for foundation positioning error, both on the three axes (X, Y, Z) and rotation on the Y and Z axes.
- Assembly tools provided to facilitate assembly without needing constant metric verifications.
Installation types available
Direct pile driving:
Indicated for cohesive soils of medium-firm consistency and granular soils of medium to dense consistency.
Pile driving with pre-drilling:
Indicated when direct pile driving is not possible due to the presence of localized rocky areas.
Indicated for soils with poor geomechanical properties, high aggressiveness or presence of rock.
Indicated for soils with a high content of vegetation and also for mixed soils with deep layers of rock and granular strata on the surface.
Indicated for landfill areas.
|Type of structure||Horizontal single-axis tracker (HSAT)|
|Estimated surface area per 1 MWp||2 ha (1/GCR=3)|
|Dimensions (STANDARD tracker with 72 cell modules and 1/GCR = 3 )|
|Modules per torsion beam||60 (1,500 V) or 40 (1,000 V) (vertical configuration).|
|No. of torsion beams||12 (1,500 V) or 16 (1,000 V)|
|Installed peak power (with 340 Wp module)||252 kWp|
|Total installed module area:||1,500 m2|
|Module height. Tracker in 0 horizontal position||1.4 m|
|Module height. Tracker in 55 horizontal position||2.2 m maximum // 0.4 m minimum|
|Type of drive||Rotary electromechanical|
|Drive assembly power input||Three phases, 380-480 Vac, 50/60 Hz|
|Drive assembly power consumption||< 1 kWh/day (Possibility of self-powered option)|
|Motor power||250 W|
|Rotation range||110º (+/- 55º)|
|Max wind speed (in horizontal position)||140 km/h (adaptable to each project)|
|Structure||Hot-dip galvanized steel|
|Tracking control||Calculation of algorithm by industrial PLC|
|Shadow management||Customized backtracking algorithm|
|Wind management||Stow table configurable by the user|
|Tilt sensor||By IP68/IP69K inclinometer|
|Communications standard||Ethernet (Modbus TCP/IP)|
|Standard||Ten-year structural warranty / Five-year product warranty|
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