Next-Gen Single Axis Tracker Is Proven and Tested to Withstand All Weather Conditions at the Lowest Lifetime Cost
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jul 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SPG Solar today launched the next generation of its tracker, the All Weather SunSeeker(R) tracker at Intersolar North America. This updated single axis tracker technology has been engineered by SPG Solar to cost less of over its lifetime, deliver more solar energy over its lifetime and is built to last in all weather conditions. The SunSeeker is an automated single axis tracker that follows the sun through the course of the day and produces up to 25 percent more solar energy than a fixed tilt system.
The Sunseeker now provides a solution for commercial photovoltaic (PV) customers in all regions of the United States, even those areas that face harsh weather conditions. It has been tested and 3rd party approved for wind speeds of up to 155mph, which is the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane or 2004's Hurricane Charley. A system this robust allows sun rich markets like the Southeast and Puerto Rico to take advantage of solar's cost-saving benefits without worry.
"We looked at our customers' need for a solution that improves the economics around solar over its lifetime and is built to last, even in the harshest weather conditions," said Bill Elwell, SPG Solar's vice president of Products. "Our engineering team made one of the world's best single axis trackers even better by reducing parts and labor hours and making it a bankable option for all weather terrains."
Unmatched Engineering - Approved for Extreme Weather
-- From desert conditions, hurricane zones, to snowy regions, the All Weather SunSeeker is engineered for performance and built to last.
-- SPG Solar was the first company to install a solar tracker at the highest elevation and the lowest elevation -- from the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the desert of Death Valley.
-- Destructive testing and wind tunnel testing are only a few of the rigorous tests the SunSeeker has passed.
-- Configurable for wind speeds of up to 155mph; capable of withstanding category 4 hurricanes, opening up new markets like Florida or islands like Puerto Rico.
Lowest Lifetime Cost
-- 30% fewer posts by mounting 3 modules in landscape and spanning further between foundations than our competitors = $27,077 savings per MW
-- Fewer motors (1 motor for 900kW DC) and overall moving parts (no additional gears, actuators or universal joints between rows) per MW than competitors.
-- Minimal maintenance required
Start Generating More Power Today
-- Produces up to 25% more power than a fixed tilt
-- Pre-assembled with 8 unique parts, reducing labor costs (less than 2 man hours/kW for module and tracker install)
-- Faster permitting because of 3rd party approval and engineering validation
-- Designed for quick and easy installation and fully scalable for multi MW systems
The All Weather SunSeeker is available commercially, with projects under construction and a multi-MW tracker deal recently signed in Mexico.
About SPG Solar
SPG Solar is a leading national solar energy company providing the highest quality and most reliable solar power systems to large commercial, industrial, governmental and public energy users. Headquartered in the Bay Area, California, for the past 11+ years SPG Solar has been developing, engineering, constructing and maintaining solar energy solutions that cost less over their lifetime, deliver more solar energy and are built to last. SPG Solar provides unmatched products and services to clients from the SPG Solar SunSeeker(R) Tracker, a leading ground mount system generating more solar power, to SPG Solar Structured Finance, a team providing a full array of financial resources and expertise. With over 70 megawatts installed coast-to-coast, SPG Solar is a proven solar partner. For more information on SPG Solar and distributed solar power, please visit http://www.spgsolar.com.