Trina Tracker by Trina Solar

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    Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading PV and smart energy total solutions provider. The company engages in PV products R&D, manufacture and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world, and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.

    Product Introduction

    TrinaTracker is specialized in the design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of fixed tilts and solar trackers. With more than 5 GW developed worldwide, offices on the five continents and more than 300 projects carried out, TrinaTracker is your partner of reference for large scale solar projects. TrinaTracker offers its clients a product of optimal quality with the most advanced technology, thereby achieving a better performance in each project. They adapt to any request and provide custom-made solutions to their clients.

    The key advantages of TrinaTracker are:

    In-house engineering department: custom-made solutions for each project

    In-house manufacturing centre: optimal quality materials and adaptability to delivery dates

    Bankability: solid and trustworthy financial capacity

    Quick and simple installation

    Wind tunnel test

    99.5% rate of yield

    It has two main product series: Vanguard 2P- independent horizontal single-axis tracker, Agile 1P- dual-row horizontal single-axis tracker;

    Technology Specifications

    Comprehensive and integrated design of modules and trackers

    Driven by module development trends, TrinaTracker employed a comprehensive and integrated approach when designing new tracker products. Based on the updated dimensions, weight and electrical characteristics of modules, TrinaTracker has made corresponding adjustments for structural reinforcement and innovative improvement for optimal tracker design, ensuring all products’ impeccable compatibility with latest modules.

    Design validation from wind tunnel test by global authoritative agencies

    The complex aero elastic efforts on the solar system and the dimensional increase of modules have imposed extra difficulty on tracker reliability design. To overcome this obstacle, TrinaTracker collaborated with prestigious agencies (RWDI and CPP) to conduct a series of wind tunnel tests for continuous tracker design improvement. The optimized components and reinforced structure guarantee lower failure risk and better system stability.

    The latest multidrive technology maintains good working conditions under higher external load

    Multidrive, each drive device has a self-locking function, which can effectively reduce the impact of gust wind. Multidrive equivalently splits the entire tracker into multiple smaller single drive trackers whose torsion arm is shorter and resulting torsional load is lower.

    Adopting a single motor mechanism where output power from primary drive is simultaneously transferred to both secondary drives via transmission bar to achieve higher system synchronization but lower failure rate than multi-motor design. Special cardan design is adopted between the transmission bars with strong rectifying ability and easy installation.

    Equipped with patented structural component

    The spherical bearing has a self-adjusting function, which can automatically rectify deviations caused by installation, correct errors generated during EPC installation and construction, and alleviate the harm caused by uneven foundation settlement during the life cycle of the tracker.

    SuperTrack intelligent tracking algorithm increases power generation

    TrinaTracker is one of the first vendors that offers optimizing tracking algorithm for ‘bifacial + tracking’ systems in the industry, focusing on capturing the combination of direct illumination + rear sunlight reflection + rear scattering irradiance. Based on the patented model of Trina Solar’s bifacial irradiation technique combined with advanced information collection technology and artificial smart algorithms, SuperTrack dynamically optimizes the tracking angle according to the real-time weather conditions and system parameters which will ultimately realize a substantial yield gain in bifacial applications.

    Technology Advancements

    Vanguard 2P

    2 in portrait, specifically engineered for large modules with multi point drive for stabilityUp to 120 modules per tracker – optimized for Low Voltage up to 40 modules per string

    Individual row actuation for optimum bifacial yield and wide unimpeded vehicle access every row (easiest O&M)

    Optimized slope tolerance up to 30% (15% standard)

    Lowest installed cost: 7 piles per table, <120 piles per MW

    Best for Challenging sites: irregular/constrained, geotech, undulating, flood plain

    Agile 1P

    1 in portrait, specifically engineered for large modules

    Up to 120 modules per tracker – optimized for Low Voltage up to 40 modules per stringDual row actuation for enhanced bifacial yield and wide vehicle access every other row (easy O&M)

    Fewest motors/controller/battery per MW (save capex & opex)

    Enhanced slope tolerance 20% N/S,  10% E/W

    Best for less challenging sites

    Targeted/ Benefitted Customer Segment

    TrinaTracker is designed for utility owners and EPC for their large scale solar projects. TrinaTracker products, withstanding high wind and heavy snow confrontation attributed to extreme weather mitigation strategy, survive themselves in harsh environments such as hot and humid places, chilling regions, and corrosive areas, Therefore, TrinaTracker are applicable in various circumstances such as desert, plain and hilly terrain, as well as solar projects with agricultural features and aquaculture features.

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