The sTracker High Efficiency Dual Axis Solar Tracking System

The sTracker is a high efficiency low maintenance ground mount dual axis solar tracking system. Solar tracking aims solar panels at the sun all day long for maximum sun exposure. Solar absorption from dual axis tracking is proven to produce near twice the solar production per day.  

Solar Tracker Field

sTracker solar tracking field, Jackson CA.

Suntactics Solar Trackers

sTracker Solar trackers installed and producing power in Lakeport,CA

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.

Solar tracking illustration

The sTracker tilts to 60 degrees East and West.  Very few if any tilt at such low angles. 

Design

The sTracker is engineered to withstand the most extreme environments using high strength aluminum and steel.  It is manufactured with CNC machining, precision lasers and welded framing.  The sTracker also includes standard Ironridge XR100 rails which makes it compatible with many standard solar panels. The control system provides accurate tracking and is configurable. Linear actuator motors provide the movement and require very little power.  

 

The sTracker supports four standard panels.  If you need more power, just add more solar trackers.  

Applications and Uses

The sTracker is perfect for property owners with some land and space.  Solar panels work at optimum when they face directly at the sun using solar tracking obviously.  With this in mind, here are some uses. 

 

Air conditioning:

Right about the time when your house is 90 degrees at 3 PM, your power company is charging you a premium. But guess what, a solar tracker is producing MAX power at 3PM in the summer.  All the way to sunset!

Pool pumps:

We have customers that have been very happy with all day power using our solar tracker to power their pool pumps.

 

Charge your Electric Vehicle:

Charge your EV all day long.  If you work at home, this is a no brainer.  Electrical and fuel cost are not going down so if you plan to buy or own an EV,  using solar tracking goes hand in hand.  

 

Charge backup batteries: 

If you are totally frustrated with your power bill and had enough, use batteries for storage and claim independence from your power company.

 

Complete off grid:

Batteries are the key.  Solar tracking can keep your batteries charging all day long.  Your batteries will be topped off!  Then you can run off an inverter throughout the night.  There are many options and applications with off grid and solar tracking.

Agriculture and Farming:

Running pumps, lights and fans take huge energy.  Solar tracking can produce energy all day long.  You can also Integrate the sTrackers within your crops with a very small footprint.  A win, win situation.

Environmentally Conscience:

We have a star, our sun, that is a fusion reactor producing massive amounts of energy.  We strive to grab up all the energy we can to survive.  Aiming a solar panel at this massive reactor in the sky pulls in great electrical energy and reduces our consumption of precious resources.

Advantages Compared to the Typical Stationary Ground Mount

The sTracker is considered a ground mount system but produces more power than the typical stationary ground mount system at near the same cost. The sTracker also reduces the amount of panels needed.  Typical ground mount racking and frames add to the cost and also require even level surfaces. The modular design of the sTracker, it can be placed on most all terrains, slopes, and surfaces.  An sTracker can quickly be erected once the base is in place using either a concrete hole/pier, a concrete pad or existing pad.   We offer stamped structural documents so you can get a per

We are Looking for Contractors and Distributors

If you are a solar contractor, we are looking for installers. We receive many inquiries for installing our solar trackers.  We will send them your way.  Contractor form

 

Do you want to be a distributor? We may be interested. Our sTrackers are manufactured in San Jose CA.  Our manufacturing facilitates high quality, high throughput and top notch solar tracking engineering.  We can supply and ship in volume.  Please contact us for volume pricing. 

Are you a solar tracker DIYer?

Our solar tracker business is gaining a lot of traction these days with larger orders.  But we are still willing to offer the DIYer for the time being.   Please call the number if you are interested.

Solar Tracking Output Comparisons using a 1.4 KWatt array

Return on Investment

Solar tracking output power

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 producing 40% more solar power. Add more trackers for even more power.

The Tracker Mounts Four Large Solar Panels

We get the question if our tracker can mount more than four panels. The reason we use only four panels is it's easier to maintain. And we can use many "Off the Shelf" components. A larger tracker adds more complexity, high installation costs and higher maintenance. The solution for more solar tracking power is to add more Suntactics sTrackers. Simple.

Example solar farm

Solar tracker farm

Multiple sTracker layout.

Solar tracking system installation