That was what a German based Solar Company showed up with at the SPI in Las Vegas. On the race to bring down the price of electric power from renewable systems, the companies here on the Solar Power International are exhibiting many new items. With higher efficiency of the solar modules and saving material on the structures, the investment to build up a solar farm goes down more and more and the cost per kW/h is already beyond 5 Cent. But now the Company Galaxy Energy presented a ground mount system which goes into another direction. "Time is money" And so they developed the fastest mounting system in the world. They are claiming that with 24 workers they can build up one Megawatt a day. So this is about five times faster than all the others can do, the CEO Georg Schöll explains. To be fast is not only to save labor cost, the main benefit are for the investors and EPCs. At the bottom line this can bring down the price of output power to 3 Cent per kW/h. What amazing.
Joyce Solar Actuators are designed to precisely position smaller solar tracking equipment. Their robust and efficient DC motor (24V or 36V) keeps power consumption to a minimum. Travel speeds remain nearly constant regardless of the load. Ideal for rugged environments common to the solar industry, these cost-effective SA actuators have an IP65 protection rating. Self-locking features in the mechanism ensure that the solar actuator will hold position throughout the daily tracking cycle.
• Double clevis mounting for easy installation
• Clutch for overload protection
• Adjustable limit switches for flexible travel settings
• Reed sensor digital feedback for accurate positioning
• Duty cycle is 25% (4 min. running, 12 min. rest)
• Lubricated for life