Top Eight Tracker Companies Approve Full Compatibility With 210 Modules, Accelerating PV Industry Into Grid Parity Era

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    The world’s eight leading photovoltaic tracker makers Arctech  Solar, Array Technologies, GameChange Solar, IDEEMATEC, Nextracker, PVH, Soltec, TrinaTracker have issued compatibility approvals for 210 Ultra-High Power solar modules, significantly  promoting industry collaboration to further reduce levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and thus  accelerate the pace of entry into an era of grid parity. 

    The 210 Ultra-High Power solar modules refers to modules that incorporate 210mm diameter solar  cells.  

    The eight companies are as follows (in alphabetical order): 

    Company Name Brand/Product Type Module CompatibilityTime of Approval
    Arctech Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.Skyline/Skysmart II 210 modules Q1, 2020
    Array Technologies Inc.DuraTrack HZ v3 210 modules Q1, 2021
    GameChange Solar LP GENIUS TRACKER™ 1P/ GENIUS TRACKER™ 2P210 modules Q1, 2021
    IDEEMATEC Deutschland GmbHH4PLUS ™ 210 modules Q3, 2020
    Nextracker Inc. Nextracker products 210 modules Q4, 2020
    PV HARDWARE SOLUTIONS, S.L.UMonoline™ (all its versions 1V, 3H and 2V); Multi-row: Axone™, Axone Duo™)210 modules Q1, 2021
    SOLTEC ENERGIAS RENOVABLES S.L.SF7 & SF8 210 modules Q1, 2021
    Trina Solar Co., Ltd. TrinaTracker (Vanguard™/Agile™)210 modules Q2, 2020

    The tracker and module compatibility approvals from these global leaders in the tracker field, demonstrate their recognition of the 210 modules’ high value and strong support in terms of  comprehensive collaboration to facilitate grid parity globally. On the other hand, the compatibility  with ultra-high power modules will also raise the tracker’s system value and contribute to reducing  costs in various scenarios. 

    Specifically, modules with low voltage design can realize a longer string, thereby reducing the  number of strings and the cost of PV DC cables. This reduces the LCOE, highlighting the power  generation gains and cost advantages of high-power modules. In addition, low voltage modules  facilitate land reduction in system design, consequently reducing balance of system (BOS) cost.  Ultimately, the combination of the 600W+ trackers and modules achieves high power generation,  low system costs and minimized system loss. 

    Apart from increasing system value, the compatibility of trackers with 210 ultra-high-power  modules deepens industrial win-win cooperation.  

    Trina Solar released its first 210 modules about one year ago, signaling a new era in the industry.  Then in June 2020, industry-leading makers of: silicon wafers, cells, modules, inverters, tracker  systems, materials as well as design institutes, professional research institutions, EPCs (engineering,  procurement and construction firms) and power plants; jointly established the 600W+ Photovoltaic  Open Innovation Ecological Alliance that now has more than 66 members. Followed by recent full  product launches by top inverter manufacturers such as Huawei, Sungrow, Sineng, SMA and others  that support 210 modules. (https://www.trinasolar.com/en-glb/resources/newsroom/maworlds leading-photovoltaic-inverter-brands-launch-products-compatible-210) The upstream and  downstream collaboration mechanism of the industrial chain was thus formed.  

    Compatibility of trackers is another industry-wide strategic move that advances the application of  210 ultra-high-power module products on the system side. As the important links in the  photovoltaic industry chain, inverters and trackers’ entrance into the 210 era signify the more  seamless 210 industry chain collaboration, more mature PV ecological system and remarkable  customer values. 

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