Major solar tracker firms devote to 210mm modules with brand-new compatibility approvals

Feb 22, 2021 01:48 PM ET
  • Eight of the globe's largest solar tracker service providers have currently approved items suitable with large-area PV modules featuring cell sizes of approximately 210mm.
Major solar tracker firms devote to 210mm modules with brand-new compatibility approvals

4 producers have actually released brand-new compatibility approvals up until now this year, including the similarity Range Technologies, GameChange Solar, PV Hardware and Soltec, adding to existing compatibility authorizations from Arctech, Ideematec, Nextracker and Trina Solar.

A full list of monitoring items approved for usage with 210mm modules is included listed below.

Company Product Approval date
Arctech Skyline/Skysmart II Q1 2020
Array Technologies DuraTrack HZ v3 Q1 2021
GameChange Solar Genius Tracker 1P/Genius Tracker 2P Q1 2021
Ideematech H4 Plus Q3 2020
Nextracker Nextracker products Q4 2020
PV Hardware Independent row Monoline (all versions 1V, 3H and 2V); Multi-row: Axone, Axone Duo) Q1 2021
Soltec SF7/SF8 Q1 2021
Trina Solar TrinaTracker Vanguard/Agile Q2 2020

The introduction of large-area solar modules has actually presented various advantages to developers, however similarly it has actually posed difficulties for existing hardware to adhere to both the physical dimension and electrical distinctions compared to modules currently on the market.

Therefore, producers of 210mm modules have introduced various drives in order to both standardise manufacturing dimensions as well as make sure ample supply of other parts.

In November 2020, a consortium of wafer, cell and module makers recommended a collection of industry-wide item dimensions in order to deliver the "ideal feasible scale" for the solar sector.

Previously this month inverter producers consisting of Sungrow, Huawei, Sineng Electric, SMA, GoodWe, Ginlong as well as KSTAR verified that 210mm-compatible inverters were to be turned out, with automation due to begin following month.