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.
sTracker solar tracking field, Jackson CA.
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.
The sTracker tilts to 60 degrees East and West. 90 degrees flat to 40 degrees South(user adjustable to below 40 degrees if needed).
Many standard solar panel brands on the market can be mounted to the sTracker.
The sTracker is structurally sound and certified to withstand the most extreme environments. Made with high strength aluminum and steel. Designed with 3D CAD software. Manufactured with CNC machining, precision lasers, and TIG welded framing. Pivot points use high load bearings with zinc plated shafts. Includes standard Ironridge XR100 rails. Modular design for quick installation. The control system provides accurate tracking and is configurable. Utilizes low power consumption, high torque, linear actuators to move the structure.
Applications and Uses
If you are planning on building a solar farm, multiple sTrackers can be chained together like an army. The sTracker provides extreme solar power for agriculture and farming, and produces max power for late afternoon air conditioning when needed most. And don't forget the electric vehicles too. The list goes on.
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 makes it possible to 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. The sTracker post plate has 4 holes to attach.
Commercial Applications, Contractors and Distributors
The sTracker is very reliable and also designed for commercial use. You could also offer up to your customers an alternative to a roof mount system. 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 if you are interested so we can offer you wholesale pricing.
Are you a solar tracker DIYer?
Our solar tracker is gaining a lot of traction these days with larger orders. But we are still offering DIY solar tracker orders for the time being.
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 producing 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. We also used the PVWatts website to aid with our calculations.
Here are the the results:
A Fixed/Roof system: 5-9 years ROI.
A Suntactics solar tracker: 3-5 ROI.