According to the analysis of consulting firm IHS Research, with dynamic development of solar energy in the US uses trackers market, i.e. structures that allow the movement to provide solar modules for the direction of the sun. Last year, sales of such devices in North America rose by 135 per cent., Reached a level of 5.5 GW.
The biggest wins in the trackers US market uses US firm NEXTracker, which in comparison of last year the largest manufacturers switched from position 4 to 1. The leader from 2014, American Array Technologies, dropped to 2nd place, while the third position held First Solar. In the first five largest producers of trackers in the United States were still SunPower you Sun Action Trackers.
Developers of solar farms in the United States building farms, prefer technology uniaxial trackers, i.e. those that rotate in the evaluation.
Two of the above mentioned companies, First Solar and SunPower, they are also leading developers of large solar farms, for mounting of modules (as they are doing themselves) use designs that produce themselves.
In sum, the leading part of “five” largest trackers manufacturers in North America reached last year’s 90 percent.
IHS notes that in the United States and European manufacturers of active trackers, which include firms Exosun, Clavijo, Ideematec, Soltec, and Optimum Tracker.
United States – the largest market of solar tracker systems. In Europe, much more farm land installed PV on static structures.
Most solar farm in Poland, which used trackers installation, located in the area Yadovniky (Malopolska). Its capacity is MW.
Spanish manufacturer Meca Solar, who delivered single-axis tracker on this solar farm, estimated that the use of trackers generated energy will increase by approximately 1120 MW / h on the scale, that is 10-15 percent more than in case of the same prediction for the installation on static structures.