-SF8 is a multidrive tracker with, at least, 4 strings of up to 100 KW
-The bifacial configuration of the SF8 can produce up to 8.6% more power generation than other trackers
-SF8 increases the rigidity of its structure by 22% compared to the SF7 tracker
Becoming more affordable or practical are essential steps in driving the switch to renewables. Still, more innovation needs to happen. The solar panel industry needs to see substantial changes, and thankfully, it looks like there are some on the horizon.
"Our talks with customers at the fair have confirmed what we have been observing for several months now in Europe, but also in our international markets: The trend is towards large projects," Schletter CEO Florian Roos said.
On April 29, LONGi announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world's highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.
Bifacial solar modules are becoming more popular in the solar industry. These modules can absorb sunlight from both sides as opposed to just one. Therefore, they can convert the light that is reflected behind the panel to increase the total energy production.
The new facility will serve as the test ground for analyzing and validating field data to determine optimal system output utilizing bifacial modules with tracking technology under a range of variables and conditions.
Developed in 2017, the STI-H250™ is consists of two linked torsion beams that rotate simultaneously following the sun's path. They are moved by just one motor, cutting supply and maintenance costs. STI-H250™ dual-row tracker includes backtracking mode to avoid shadowing between adjacent rows and stow function to protect the tracker in extreme wind conditions. For cleaning, vehicles can pass between trackers and each row can be placed in a different position.