Schletter reveals 1P solar tracker as well as customizable flat roof covering racking

Sep 16, 2022 12:01 PM ET
  • Global solar mounting manufacturer Schletter Group is showcasing its most recent item solutions at RE+ in Anaheim, California next week, including its new one-in-portrait solar tracker, which is making its North American debut.
Schletter reveals 1P solar tracker as well as customizable flat roof covering racking

" Fewer kilos of placing material for every single square meter of surface area covered yet with the exact same or better load-bearing capacity-- this is a common string going through our product advancement," claimed Tilman Elsner, senior VP of engineering for The United States and Canada as well as deputy head of global design for Schletter. "With our new 1P radar in particular, we have actually taken one more substantial step forward in regards to the ratio of product to power."

Schletter designers have taken its existing tracker and enhanced it for easier setup with large-format modules with lengths as much as 250 centimeters (practically 99 in.). The compact "1P" tracker system approves large-format modules in a vertical alignment, is enhanced for bifacial modules as well as utilizes less material per kilowatt than the company's previous model.

" This is an extremely crucial point currently, specifically because the high expense of steel, logistics as well as transport," Elsner claimed.

The 1P tracker shares some of the very same features as Schletter's existing two-in-portrait (2P) tracker, using a copyrighted mechanical self-locking device-- a "Geneva drive" at each post that secures the module table at any tilting angle to mitigate wind-related vibrations. When stowed flat, the system can stand up to wind speeds of up to 260 kph (regarding 161 mph).

Schletter plans to reveal its GMax fixed-tilt racking at RE+ also. The steel-based single-post system requires fewer support blog posts per-kilowatt than previous models as well as is built for quicker installment.

Next up is Schletter's FixGrid Pro flat roof system. According to wind tunnel screening, the system calls for fewer ballasts than its existing FixGrid racking.

" Our wind tunnel tests have actually shown that there are clear wind resistant advantages if the maintenance aisle is positioned between the upper edges of the upright modules," Elsner stated. "This indicates that up to 10 percent of the ballast can be conserved. It likewise makes placing the modules and also electrical wiring them much easier."

Schletter developers have designed FixGrid Pro to be reconfigured for panel orientation (either horizontal or vertical), panel size and also panel angle with a number of parts created universal application.

"Our new FixGrid Pro always permits an optimal support and also clamping placement for the module-- regardless of what the angle or size," Elsner highlighted.

Schletter is likewise showing Proline, an angled roof installing system that can be mounted by using a solitary inner port.

"In the European market, we have a high market share in the angled roof industry as well as we want to offer our attempted as well as evaluated array, progressively in the North American market as well," Elsner said.

Schletter will be exhibiting at RE+ from September 19 to 22 at booth # 738.

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