Samsung's 3 Megawatt 'Sol-Luce Jindo' Solar Plant Implements Solar Tracking Technology from TTI

Samsung C&T Corporation recently dedicated the 3 Megawatt (MW) "Sol-Luce Jindo" solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. S-Energy Co. Ltd. designed and built the system utilizing their solar modules and the SunSeeker® Single-Axis Tracker System by Thompson Technology Industries (TTI).

TTI's SunSeeker® Single-axis Tracking System Maximizes Power Production for Site


October 6, 2008 (Jindo County, South Korea) - Samsung C&T Corporation recently dedicated the 3 Megawatt (MW) "Sol-Luce Jindo" solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Jindo County, South Jeolla Province in Korea. Sol-Luce Jindo will provide electricity to 1,500 families in the region. S-Energy Co. Ltd. designed and built the system utilizing their solar modules and the SunSeeker® Single-Axis Tracker System by Thompson Technology Industries (TTI).

The SunSeeker System allows for greater energy production over traditional fixed-tilt mounting systems. The single-axis tracking technology follows the path of the sun daily, resulting in 10-20% production gain over fixed tilt systems and up to 25% over flat mounted systems.

"We looked at various solutions, and TTI gave us a true advantage in large-scale solar system construction at a competitive price. System installation was quick and efficient resulting in lowered installation costs. The SunSeeker's robust design and construction combined with its low energy consumption ensures we are providing our clients with the best return on investment possible," said Mr. Hong Sung-min, President and CEO of S-Energy.

Construction of the project was completed in two phases and the entire 3 MW system took less than 3 months to build. The system is comprised of 17,136 S-Energy 175-MQ modules spanning 86,000 square meters, using only 12 drive motors to actuate the sections of the SunSeeker tracker.

"We were happy for this opportunity to expand the installed base of our Sunseeker tracker into international markets. Korea is clearly a growth region for the solar industry and we are honored to have partnered with Samsung and S-Energy on this project," stated Kris Jernstedt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of TTI.

About TTI
Thompson Technology Industries, Inc. (TTI) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) products. Founded by experienced solar integrators and installers, TTI develops and builds its products for ease of use, elegance in design, and quality and longevity in performance. From the high-performance SunSeeker® Single-Axis Tracker to the clever and innovative Flat Jack® roof mount, TTI offers the latest tracking technology and the most dependable mounting systems for solar photovoltaic installations. By offering fresh, innovative solutions, including the Floatovoltaic' floating PV system, TTI is moving energy forward. Companies worldwide rely on TTI's products which are designed to the highest manufacturing standards in the world, field-tested and include best of breed technologies. All are patent pending.

TTI will be exhibiting at the Solar Power International Conference and Expo in Booth 712B in San Diego, California, October 13-16, 2008. www.solarpowerconference.com


About S-Energy Co., Ltd.

S-Energy is a spin off from Samsung Electronics specializing in new and renewable energy solutions. Having the longest PV history in Korea, S-Energy is committed to becoming one of the world's leading solar companies through differentiated products, services, and marketing strategies. S-Energy provides a total solar solution, from module manufacturing and R&D, to system installation and after-service. For more information, visit: www.s-energy.co.kr

Featured Product

OutBack Power - Radian series Inverter/Charger and Integrated Battery Rack

OutBack Power - Radian series Inverter/Charger and Integrated Battery Rack

Off-grid or on-grid, system designers and installers now have a comprehensive power conversion and storage solution from the name they trust: OutBack. Engineered from the ground up, OutBack's preassembled systems make balance-of-system components easier to specify and install in any residential or commercial installation. The Radian packs over 8,000 Watts of pure sine-wave continuous power and can be stacked into an 80 kW configuration for larger applications. The Integrated Battery Rack (IBR) is a 28.8 kWh one-box solution with all electrical connections made at the factory and shipped fully-assembled (without batteries) for quick connection on the jobsite.