Ideematec Unveils Horizon L:Tec Solar Tracker at Solar Power International 2020
Ideematec Inc. the leading global supplier of solar tracking systems, announced its Horizon L: Tec solar tracker at Solar Power International 2020. The new two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracker features a patented locking technology that secures modules in position against torsional galloping, caused by extreme wind loads, to reduce maintenance costs and expand product lifespan.
The tracker integrates seamlessly with bifacial modules to generate more energy per tracker and accommodates extra-large photovoltaic modules. Panels can remain in stow position, at a zero-degree angle, against up to 180 miles per hour winds.
Horizon L: Tec builds on Ideematec’s signature decoupled drive technology, which brings dynamic loads into foundational posts, and away from gearboxes. Ideematec trackers require four times fewer gearboxes and motors than conventional trackers. This greatly decreases installation time and maintenance costs and improves overall system efficiency.
“This innovation marks a major pain point in the global solar market,” said Mario Eckl, CEO of Ideematec. "With reinforced, locking technology, large scale solar projects can generate power even in harsh climates and geographies. This improved design responds to increasing demand for devices that are both fast to install to reduce construction costs, and built to withstand worst-case-scenarios. It shows our dedication to building positive solutions that will accelerate our path toward a resilient, clean energy future.”
Measuring 190 meters in length, Horizon L: Tec is the longest solar tracker on the international market and will be accessible in all markets in January 2021. Soon after, the company plans to publish a one-module-in-portrait (1P) version of the tracker, utilising the same technology, which will facilitate customers to acquire either benefit from a single supplier.