High Efficiency Dual Axis Solar Tracking System
The sTracker is a high efficiency ground mount dual axis solar tracking system. It aims solar panels at the sun all day long for maximum power. Solar absorption from tracking can produce almost twice the output per day over stationary solar panel installations.
The sTracker is a tilt type tracker. This type of tracking can tilt the panels at very steep angles to absorb maximum solar energy from sun up to sun down.
Time lapse video of an sTracker following the sun at a 3 minute tracking interval. Notice how it tilts up as the sun sets for optimized solar input.
The sTracker is designed and manufactured for reliability with little to no maintenance requirements. Using redundancy in a small scale is superior to large scale solar tracking systems. Multiple sTrackers can be chained together like an army. If for some reason one stops, it does not bring the whole system down. Unlike huge 40 panel solar tracking systems, if one fails, you may need to dismantle the whole structure to replace the main drive and other mechanisms. The key is to "tilt tip" the tracker using small, low cost, linear actuators combined with a small solar assisted battery. The sTracker will provide many years of service guaranteed with warranty.
Applications and Uses
For property owners with land space, agricultural pumps, grow lights, air conditioning, off grid and grid tie, AC or DC coupled systems, battery charging, electric vehicles, a kit for DIYer's. The list goes on.
Advantages Over the Typical Ground Mount
The sTracker is a ground mount solar system but produces more power per square foot in comparison to the typical ground mount non-tracking system. Aiming solar panels at the sun all day long also reduces the amount of solar panels you will need. So this in turn reduces the solar panel cost as well. Believe it or not, the materials used and the manufacturing process of solar panels also takes a toll on the environment. So using less solar panels by tracking makes sense.
Commercial Applications, Contractors and Distributors
The Suntactics solar tracking system is the perfect alternative product offering for your clients. The sTracker is very structurally sound,robust and designed well for small to medium commercial use. We manufacture the solar trackers here in San Jose, CA. We can supply and ship in volume. We can also assist you with your initial installations. Or we ourselves can subcontract a complete solar tracking system array for you. This includes plan sets, permits and inspections.
Solar Tracking Output Comparisons using a 1.4 KWatt array
Return on Investment
One tracking system can produce over 12 kWatt/hours a day in mid to southern latitudes spring to fall. Depending on your situation, payoff times can be as low as 3 years. The sTracker can mount up to 1.6 Kwatts of solar panels using the current panel output technology. This equates to 2.2 kWatts because it is tracking and produding 40% more solar power. Add more trackers for even more power.
We have crunched some of the numbers and came up with some ruff "Return on Investment" estimates for normal climates along the mid longitude areas such as San Francisco,CA and other outlying cities and suburban areas.
Here are the the results:
A Fixed/Roof system: 5-9 years ROI.
A Suntactics solar tracker: 3-5 ROI.
Build a Solar Farm!
We can install a complete solar tracking field for you. This includes analysis, surveys, acquiring permits, plans, placement, and everything else needed to get you up and running using high efficiency solar tracking.
We also offer a complete storage battery system in combination with the sTracker system. We can get you very close to off-grid power independence. Call us for more details.