SunTrax trackers were developed in South Australia by SunTrix Technical Director David Hille. These advanced tracking systems give maximum energy as they track the sun across the sky. This movement increases the panels’ exposure to the sun by up to 40% which means an increased return on investment.
Particularly useful in regional and commercial sites there are additional applications that include stand- alone water pumps and off grid power systems.
SunTrax Key features and benefits:
- The free-standing systems consist of 15 x 190 watt monocrystalline photovoltaic solar panels. The units have a total module surface of 4m x 4.8m, with maximum surface area 19m2.
- Minimal moving parts and are designed and manufactured with the harsh Australian climate in mind. The tracking frame is made from weather-proof materials including hot dipped galvanised steel, ensuring years of trouble-free operation.
- The dual axis tracking system ensures the solar panels remain positioned towards the sun at all times, giving up to 40% extra solar output compared to a fixed module and ensuring up to a 25% return on investment.
SunTrax installation and monitoring:
- SunTrax units can be fixed using a ground screw or concrete foundation. The ground screw ensures speedy installation with minimal environmental impact. The ground screw also allows for quick and easy removal or relocation if necessary.
- SunTrax units are certified for Australian wind load standards (AS/NZS 1170.2) of up to 180 km/h, with the units automatically switching to a horizontal position if strong winds are detected.
- On-site or remote monitoring of power output can be included. The package allows continual collection of data, even from remote locations where no DSL or telephone connection is available