Buyer's Guide for Ground-Mounted Solar Energy in 2021: Fixed Tilt and Tracker | Solar Builders

2021-11-13 07:18:40 By : Ms. Semina He

Ground-mounted systems are the true foundation of solar projects, so not only choosing the right product, but also choosing the best manufacturer for each site or combined project is crucial. In our ground installation buyer's guide this year, EPCs and developers building C&I and utility-scale sites can get snapshots of fixed tilt products, tracking systems, and turnkey services from 14 top suppliers. Click on the products listed under each company to learn more about its design, installation methods, and advantages.

OMCO Solar is a major manufacturer of solar mounting and tracker solutions for community, commercial and industrial, and utility scale projects. Their expertise in fixed tilt and single-axis tracker systems stems from decades of steel manufacturing, starting with the establishment of OMCO Holdings in 1955. OMCO developed the first steel manufacturing and assembly facility in the United States specifically for the utility-scale solar market. As a major manufacturer, OMCO has been promoting innovation in solar structures and buildings for more than 20 years.

Number of pieces: 8 typical component hardware

Certification: ISO 9001:2015 standard, UL 2703 Ed. 1. CPP wind tunnel test, in line with NEC

Pre-assembled tilting components optimize packaging and transportation, reduce field labor requirements, speed up total build time, and eliminate loose hardware and third-party grounding equipment. This in turn speeds up the assembly process. All structural components are manufactured by OMCO at our four manufacturing locations in strategic locations in the United States, further reducing transportation costs and delivery time.

Number of pieces: Each rack usually consists of five to seven pre-assembled components. The structural parts are made of galvanized American steel, in accordance with ASTM A653-the latest version

Certification: ISO 9001:2015 standard, UL 2703 Ed. 1. CPP wind tunnel test, in line with NEC

Pre-assembled components and assembly optimize packaging and transportation, reduce field labor requirements, speed up total build time, and eliminate loose hardware and third-party grounding equipment. This in turn speeds up the assembly process. The module clamp can be fixed from below and can be installed safely without any overhead lifting equipment. All structural components are manufactured by OMCO at our four strategic manufacturing locations in the United States, further reducing transportation costs and delivery time.

Number of pieces: usually 11 components plus hardware

Posts per line: as few as 11 posts per 120 module length tracker

Row length: Each row can hold up to 120 framed silicon modules (up to 122 meters).

Slope tolerance: north-south slope = ± 15%, east-west slope = ± 20%

Certification: UL3703, ASCE7-10; motors, drives and tracker controllers comply with IEC IP65

Design: Drive the foundation pile into the ground, and then install the support, as follows:

Advantages: The OMCO ORIGIN tracker has many proven operational advantages and economic value, which can only be realized when dealing directly with the manufacturer. The universal module mount is designed to make the installation process quick and easy, while also allowing module adjustments at the last minute. There are also fewer trackers per MW, because the design allows longer lines-up to 120 modules long. This helps to minimize the number of trackers, thereby reducing the capital cost of the project, because there are fewer controllers, drives, and motors, lower operating and maintenance costs, and fewer spare parts. | Sales:

Since 2008, APA has been in the fixed tilt solar field. In the past 13 years, APA has earned a reputation for providing suitable foundations and racking systems for project sites with extreme terrain and unfavorable soil conditions. To prove this, APA has completed nearly 2GW worth of projects in various regions of the United States, including islands such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Number of pieces: Titan: 1,154 per MW; Titan Duo 1,130 per MW

Certification: ASCE 7-10 and CPP wind tunnel test

Installation: The pile driver installs the pile foundation for the TITAN rack. The APA screw machine is connected to the skid steer to drive the ground screw. TITAN Duo provides 100% pre-drilling to ensure that any bedrock or hard obstacles will not cause a significant delay in the installation process. The shelves are connected to the foundation and can be adjusted on-site to maintain the proper array height and design.

Advantages: TITAN's unique asymmetric design and innovative features allow flexible use in the field while simplifying the installation process. It has the lowest number of parts per megawatt and integrated wire management. The patented Gravity Clip reduces module installation time by 35%. The 3-track design is an excellent solution for double-sided modules, providing low back shadows. TITAN has the strongest C-pillar in the industry and there are opportunities for adjustment. The screws are retractable and provide 18 inches of adjustability according to the terrain.

Number of pieces: each item is different-average. 12KW project 548 pieces

Installation: The Ready Rack Pre-Engineered Kit is very suitable for small projects, with two module increments. The kit has a variety of basic types to provide solutions for all underground conditions. It is equipped with everything needed to install the rack and is delivered on 4'x12' pallets. In addition, there is no need to purchase any pipes or concrete to use this product. The layout and dimensions are site-specific and can be easily referenced in the provided plan. By using slip steering and auger attachments, screw and ground screw foundations can be installed simply.

Advantages: Designed for small residential and commercial solar installations, equipped with all necessary components, and have been completed and include approved engineering documents; just select your parameters. The design is a simple configuration that allows contractors to quickly install the system. For example, a 10 kW system can be installed a day. The integrated functions allow on-site adjustments and quick installation of anchoring supports to make this simple system very sturdy.

Three-piece type: grounding screw or screw, leveling flange, A-frame.

Design: Screw piles or foundation screws are driven by rotating heads. Then connect the A frame to the pile with four bolts. A-Frame uses a standard I-beam part to connect to the solar tracking system. This allows a seamless transition from the driving I-beam to the A-frame, keeping the connecting hardware the same. The leveling flange allows height adjustments up to 20 inches to maintain the plum blossom and level of the A-frame. The double-post design allows grounding screws or miniature screws to be used for the foundation and driven by a rock drill.

Advantages: The advantage of A-Frame lies in its double-pillar design, which allows developers to replace traditional piling foundations with double grounding screws or double helix foundations to adapt to rocky or softer underground conditions. The adjustability of A-Frame also helps to handle terrain and manage site adjustments to maintain the design of the array. The spiral design is used in softer soils, while the anchor bolts are most suitable for rock with pebbles or other obstacles or harder underground. | Sales:

Cansink provides a variety of products and services for your ground-mounted solar projects. In the early stages of solar projects, Cantsink provided tensile testing services and W-beam procurement. Their machines are used for on-site piling or installation of screw piles to prevent any foundation failure of heavy solar equipment on site. Once your project is completed, they can help improve the efficiency of your project through panel cleaning services. Contact us now to help you complete your next project. | | Sales:

Expertise: C&I, DG, utility scale and community solar energy of any scale

As a contract manufacturer to provide more than 20GW of solar shelves, backed by decades of engineering and global supply chain experience, Full Tilt represents the best fixed tilt shelf solution. The system uses an innovative and simple design, with fewer parts and quick installation features, as well as direct manufacturer pricing.

Installation: The pre-galvanized roll forming profile is light in weight and can be operated by two installers. The rafter is characterized by a pivot point near the center of gravity, allowing the structure and loading of the module in a flat position. The unique Longhorn panel rail is designed to maintain module position, hole alignment, and gap spacing. The module automatically slides into strategically placed notches on the rail, allowing the system to automatically align and increase installation speed. Full Tilt's versatile module loading and fastening options can accommodate Cinch Clips and/or rivets instead of time-consuming threaded fasteners, thereby achieving the smallest threaded fastener connections per megawatt in the industry.

Advantages: The independent structure of the table is self-squared without adjustment, which increases the compatibility with steep terrain. Rotatable racks provide installers with the option to install modules in any position they like. Most assembly can be done upright, without the need for ladders for high connections or crouching for low connections. Simple Cinch Clip fastening does not require torque fasteners. A single central pier minimizes the number of ground penetrations, ensures quick installation, and maintains the integrity of the ground. Lightweight components that can be easily operated by two installers do not require heavy lifting equipment on site. | Sales: 

IronRidge is an Esdec company that designs and manufactures structural hardware for residential and commercial solar systems. For nearly a quarter of a century, we have been working closely with solar professionals to create powerful, streamlined, and cost-effective products. IronRidge has passed ISO 9001 NSF certification and maintains the highest quality management standards.

Number of pieces: Variable tools required: column digging machine or power auger; socket drive (7/16”, 9/16” and 1/2” socket); torque wrench (0-240 in-lbs And 10-40 ft-lbs); transit, string or laser level meter; 3/16” Allen Head certification: UL 2703 listing, design and certification comply with international building codes and ASCE/SEI-7

Installation: 1. Build the base 2. Connect the substructure 3. Place the guide rail 4. Fix the lug 5. Fix the module

Advantages: The IronRidge ground mounting system combines our XR100 or XR1000 rails with locally sourced steel pipes or mechanical pipes to create a cost-effective structure that can meet any site or terrain challenges. Installation is simple, only a few structural parts are required, no drilling, welding or heavy machinery is required. In addition, the system can be used with a variety of foundation options, including concrete piers and driven piles. Compatible with soil grades 2-4. | Sales Contact | Distribution List

RBI Solar Inc is a Gibraltar Industrial Company and a market-leading supplier of solar installation systems. RBI designs, designs, manufactures and installs solar installation systems for commercial and utility scale projects, specializing in fixed inclined ground installations, carports, ballast landfills, roof installations and garage roof solar systems. As part of the Gibraltar Renewable Energy Group, RBI joined to enhance results. Integrating the advantages of market leaders such as TerraSmart, RBI Solar and SolarBOS; combined with Sunfig's smart new project design software, we are able to provide services to all sectors of the growing utility, community, and industrial and commercial solar market, helping ease anywhere Get solar energy.

Number of pieces: 7 different structural components and brackets Certification: UL 2703, wind tunnel test

Installation: GM-2 is a fixed sloping ground installation system designed to be the most cost-effective and efficient design under any project conditions. The installation starts from the basic installation, which usually consists of driving structural columns. Various other alternative bases can be used on a project-by-project basis. The key component of the GM-2 system is the adjustable bracket that connects the racking system to the foundation column. This bracket allows the GM-2 to be installed on the east/west slope tolerance of up to 18% before additional materials or design changes are required.

Advantages: GM-2 is designed to follow the rolling terrain of a given location. Designing the system to adapt to natural slope changes greatly reduces the amount of civil engineering required to build the system.

Expertise: projects of all sizes, 20-50 MW sweet spot

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) provides turnkey design, structural engineering, procurement/supply, mechanical installation and professional services to EPC, developers and municipal utilities. As a leading domestic contractor and Array Technologies single-axis tracker expert, RPCS has completed more than 700 projects, totaling more than 2GW, and helped customers achieve their renewable energy goals through simple and seamless project execution. RPCS has approximately 300 employees, is headquartered in Monterey, California, and has factories in California, Mississippi, and Kansas.

Number of pieces: 30 individual part types per row

Posts per line: up to 26 (depending on design standards)

Row length: 100 modules row length, up to 126 meters (varies according to module size and weight)

Slope tolerance: 15 degrees N/S; east/west 37 degrees

Design: Array tracker can be custom designed, supplied and installed by RPCS. RPCS is Array's trusted partner and leading Array tracker installer. RPCS is committed to providing customers with the best overall experience and has a team of more than 300 tracking experts to provide support. The connected rows are powered by AC motors, articulated transmission systems and rotating gear drives. One motor can control up to 32 lines.

Advantages: Compared with fixed tilt systems, DuraTrack has up to 25% energy gain, and has unparalleled high uptime (99.996%), 7% lower LCOE, 31% lower life cycle O&M and zero regular maintenance records . The Array tracker uses the fewest motors per MW and reduces components by 167 times. It is the tracker with the strongest terrain adaptability. It has a low slope and can be easily deployed on the most challenging plots. In addition, the tracker is designed to reduce severe weather such as high wind loads, snow loads and hail. |

Major: Commercial and public utilities scale/1-100 MW

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, is an integrated solar company that provides custom-designed fixed inclined ground installations and single-axis solar tracking systems for the commercial and utility-scale solar installation industry. Solar FlexRack also provides project support services, including engineering, geotechnical, load testing, site, layout and installation services to solve the actual site conditions of installation and provide comprehensive services from design to delivery and installation. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 2.5 GW of solar rack installations in 40 states in the United States and 5 countries around the world. 

Installation: So​​lar FlexRack series G3-X ground-mounted racks are installed quickly, have similar-sized hardware, and only require standard tools and equipment for assembly. The system is easy to stage on the job site and can be assembled on site in a logical, step-by-step manner by staff of any skill level. With first-class engineering design, G3-X has unique design attributes to ensure easy installation. The lateral support of the system is stable and perfectly aligned with the racking system, so the modules can be easily slid into place for fast, safe and easy module installation. Although mostly pre-assembled, horizontal rail brackets allow the racks to be held in place while aligning the rows with the terrain. G3-X can be easily assembled on site or partly pre-assembled and delivered.

Advantages: Solar FlexRack prioritizes the structural integrity of the module through its rack design, and keeps the module in the best condition during and after the entire construction process. The G3-X series adopts a sturdy, efficient and low-component design that can be installed quickly and easily. It is compatible with all basic solutions and is equipped with automatic system straight, horizontal support, horizontal rail bracket and slotted connection for easy installation. It also allows the modules to be installed quickly and safely through direct bolted connections. G3-X utilizes the company's field-proven installation foundation of more than 2.5 GW to provide the highest quality pre-assembled or field-assembled ground installation system, which can adapt to slopes of up to 20% to reduce civil construction costs.

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Installation: Solar FlexRack's ground installation fixed tilt B series (ballast) solution can use Solar FlexRack's unique and easy-to-assemble formwork system, providing prefabricated off-site or cast-in-place (CIP) blocks. The CIP solution can be assembled and formed with only six screws, and two people can complete it in less than three minutes. Watch the video to learn how easy CIP is to assemble.

Advantages: Solar FlexRack's ground-mounted fixed tilt B series (ballast) solution can easily use prefabricated or cast-in-place blocks to meet the unique needs of each project, and is very suitable for landfills and challenging terrain sites. The FlexRack Series B prefab solution utilizes a dual support system to transfer the load to the bricks through the dual support to reduce the thickness of the bricks, and allows the use of a split brick system, which requires lighter lifting machinery to accommodate low pressure requirements Place. The casting system allows quick assembly and adjustment, thereby reducing overall labor costs.

Construction: independent drive; single-axis horizontal distributed drive. Drive type: slewing. No special tools are required. Any tools you need can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Advantages: Solar FlexRack's reliable TDP 2.0 solar tracker and BalanceTrac bundle advanced tracker design with top engineering and project support services to protect solar projects from unexpected costs. As one of the easiest trackers to install, TDP 2.0 has an intelligent backtracking function that reduces line shadows and maximizes energy production. TDP 2.0 increases the table size to provide the best module density and compatibility with 1,000V and 1,500V modules. In order to achieve greater adjustability to maximize system performance, TDP 2.0 has a 110° (± 55°) rotation range and allows shorter pile ground clearance.

Advantages: Solar FlexRack's TDP 1.0 solar tracker has been field-proven in more than 75 projects installed in North America, using a simple and efficient design to achieve high reliability and easy installation. The small drive block of TDP 1.0 is very suitable for small or highly irregular layouts, which can reduce land use by up to 40%. TDP 1.0 also utilizes distributed drives with no mechanical components between rows, facilitating easy and cost-effective access to lawn mowers, cleaning services, and other item maintenance. TDP 1.0 is equipped with Solar FlexRack's complete project support service, with intelligent backtracking function, which can reduce shadows between rows and maximize energy production. | Sales:

Soltec Power Holdings focuses on integrated solar photovoltaic solutions, its business focuses on solar tracking systems, and is committed to innovation. Soltec is positioned as the world's third largest market leader among solar tracker suppliers, and is the world's first company outside of the US market, Mexico and Argentina. Soltec Power Holdings is headquartered in Spain, has been operating since 2004, and has a diversified geographical distribution in Spain, North America and Latin America. It operates in 16 countries and has more than 1,300 employees.

Installation: Due to the slope and roughness tolerances of the terrain, it facilitates piling work and increases the time. If we add that the 2P configuration requires fewer pilings per MW, then this task can be effectively solved. And because of these tolerances, it is easier to align the components. In addition, this tracker has been optimized in terms of hardware, reducing installation and maintenance work.

Advantages: No additional photovoltaic modules or grid connections are required, and the cable length is reduced by 81%. In addition, due to its simple structure, installation costs are reduced by 75%, and a 10-year warranty is provided. Factory tested, maintenance-free, no combiner box is required.

Certification: UL 3703 certification and IEC62817

Installation: Like the previous generation, the SF8 solar tracker can easily adapt to slopes and various terrains. In addition to the robustness of its structure, the number of pilings per MW of this 2P tracker is even less than that of the previous generation Soltec tracker, which makes its installation easier and faster.

Advantages: The minimum configuration of the SF8 tracker is 2×60, between 4 and 6 strings. The new SF8 has an innovative all-wireless system that can connect the entire factory and all trackers to each other. The Open Thread system developed by Google can strengthen the protection of plants and predict any weather phenomena to avoid damage.

Installation: This all-in-one kit not only simplifies the procedure, but also simplifies the assembly and commissioning of the factory, because it includes all the necessary elements: SF7 solar tracker, modules, inverters, communications and cables, and other components. When SF7 was selected as the solar tracker of the kit, its adaptability was once again reflected, and the kit will have the modules that provide the highest performance in the project.

Advantages: In addition to being the first complete kit for distributed generation photovoltaic tracking projects up to 12 MW, its main advantages are ease of construction, availability and installation. This is due to its simple configuration and the fact that the customer does not need to deal with anything. In addition, it is prepared for all weather conditions and may include energy storage batteries in the kit. | Sales:

Compared with the other parts in this section, Sollega provides a racking system that can go from commercial roof to ground. Universal design, made of UV resistant glass reinforced nylon 6, can install all frame modules, and can stand well under highly corrosive conditions near the ocean. Injection molded in California, 100% made in the United States.

The modules are connected by cable clamps/end clamps made of precision-machined aluminum, clamping all 4 sides of the frame to achieve a firm connection. Supports horizontal installation and clamps 12 inches on long rails. The bucket has a built-in reference tab to help install modules.

Advantages: simple and innovative one-piece stackable design. No assembly required. It can be installed on any low-spacing surface (roof and ground installation, compatible with all frame modules). Fast transportation, stage and installation. All top-down connections use one tool. There are 5, 6 and 10 degree tilt options (GCR 72-80%). One-piece slider for connecting jumpers from EW module to module ground. The flexible system adapts to the contours of obstacles and uneven surfaces. Made of UV resistant glass reinforced nylon 6. "A" Class Fire Class 1, 2 and 3 modules. The transport power of each pallet is 25 kilowatts, and the transport power of a 40-foot container is 750 kilowatts. | Sales:

Expertise: Projects over 5 MW, especially those projects that can benefit from saving earthwork

Sunfolding maximizes profitability through innovative solar tracking technology. The Sunfolding T29 single-axis tracker is air-driven and can be deployed on land where the use of utility-scale solar energy was previously prohibited. Sunfolding T29 also makes the installation of solar power plants faster and easier to operate. Sunfolding has been recognized by the 2020 Global Cleantech 100 Companies and the 2019 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer. Sunfolding is headquartered in Alameda, California, and sells American-made trackers throughout North America.

Number of pieces: 3 structural pieces

Line length: 1 to 2 strings in length

Slope tolerance: up to 12.3% slope, unchanged for standard products

Design: With only three unique structural components, Sunfolding makes construction easier. From posts to modules, we simplify and speed up the installation process. By reducing the number of post sizes you have to process, we reduce the possibility of misplaced posts or mis-driven posts. Due to the shorter rear embedding depth, Sunfolding minimizes the interaction and contact with the roadbed rock.

Advantages: Sunfolding T29 optimizes sun tracking and maximizes energy output. Unlike motor-driven trackers, Sunfolding T29 makes solar infrastructure simple again. The Sunfolding project offsets the cost by installing the tracker on the flexible layout of the land. The small tracking platform can achieve a denser DC per acre without increasing costs and reduce earthwork by more than 70%. Fewer components make each project simpler and reduce construction costs by more than 15%.

Turnkey service: Sunfolding provides turnkey installation for projects using the Sunfolding T29 single-axis tracker through the Sunfolding Construction Network (SCN). From project site layout to mechanical installation, SCN provides the best quality, scheduling and cost. SCN's mechanical subcontractor network utilizes extensive product knowledge to improve labor productivity and on-site logistics. | Sales:

Expertise: residential and industrial and commercial <500 kW

SunModo means "Road to the Sun". It is an American private company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, focusing on providing innovative racking and installation solutions for professional installers in the fast-growing solar industry. Our entire product line reflects our commitment to innovation, including more than 20 patents that affect the industry. From residential roofs to large-scale ground installations and everything in between, SunModo has the most comprehensive solar installation and racking solutions. 

Installation: No cutting, welding or drilling is required. Adjust the height and install the column with fixing screws. The pipe fittings are quickly connected with fixing screws. The two-piece cap makes installation easy. Structural splicing with fixing screws is used for bonding. Fast track attachment with T-bolt. The SunTurf ground mounting system makes it easy to integrate Helio rails with Schedule 40 steel pipes. Using SunTurf in combination with SunModo grounding screws or augers, the complete installation of a 15 kW system can be completed in just one day on the job site. To learn more about SunModo's Ground Mount interactively, please watch this video.

Advantages: SunModo provides the next generation SunTurf ground-mounted system. The streamlined design combines the simplicity of a pipeline-based system with the next level of engineering. SurTurf Ground Mount is the ideal choice for solar installers who are looking for a low-cost, high-performance system that can adapt to various soil conditions. The aluminum rail can be connected to the horizontal pipe without drilling holes. The innovative rotating tube cap kit can adapt to terrains of up to 27% east-west slope and 120% north-south slope. | Sales:

As part of Gibraltar's renewable energy, TerraSmart is a company of Gibraltar Industries. It has been a leader in the solar energy industry for 11 years. It has continuously developed its turnkey business model and built more than 3.5 GW of ground installations and utilities across the United States. Of the solar project team, we joined to enhance the results. Integrating the advantages of market leaders such as TerraSmart, RBI Solar and SolarBOS; combined with Sunfig's smart new project design software, we are able to provide services to all sectors of the growing utility, community, and industrial and commercial solar market, helping ease anywhere Get solar energy.

Number of pieces: 7 superstructure beam members (above vertical outriggers) Certification: UL2703, 1st edition; CPP wind tunnel test

Installation: GlIDE is a fixed inclined racking solution designed for anchor screw foundations suitable for working in any soil conditions. Incorporating double-sided module compatibility, GLIDE allows the module to be fully exposed to maximize potential backside power generation. In addition, GLIDE's simplified hardware and flexible components reduce on-site labor time, making it an installation-friendly design that can compress schedules and reduce risks.

Advantages: GLIDE has the best field tolerance on the market, and can accommodate up to 36% slope tolerance in all directions, allowing easy adjustment during compression planning. GLIDE can withstand wind speeds up to 170 mph; 100 PSF ground snow load, and has proven adjustability, with an inclination range of 5-35 degrees.

Number of pieces: 16 columns per row: 9 or more on average Row length: up to 94 slope tolerance: maximum slope grade of 20% N/S and 30% E/W Certification: UL 3703, UL 2703 and IEC 62817

Design: TerraTrak is a single-axis, self-powered tracker that focuses on optimizing the energy production of solar energy projects through tracker automation, software intelligence and electronic equipment. TerraTrak's patent-pending A-frame is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with TerraSmart's ground screw solution, which is known to penetrate the hardest soils containing rocky and hilly terrain. TerraTrak's optimized A-frame design is used in conjunction with TerraSmart's grounding screws to provide higher stability and peak efficiency at higher heights. Rejections and terrain contours are no longer limitations of the tracker; developers can turn unusable land into valuable assets and save a lot of money in grading. | Sales:

Trina is a world leader in the field of global solar module manufacturing, with decades of technical expertise and reliable experience. As an integrated smart solar solution, Trina Solar designs the optimal system, and then combines industry-leading components with intelligent operation and maintenance services to ensure the value of utility-scale solar projects. There are two tracker products in the TrinaPro product portfolio: Agile 1P and Vanguard 2P.

Agile 1P is a longitudinal dual-row single-axis tracker. Each row has two rotary drives, connected by a universal transmission rod, and the two rows share a motor and a controller. Agile 1P is based on W piles, with patented spherical bearings and highly reliable square torque tubes. In addition, Agile 1P has TrinaClamp, which can realize fast and reliable installation and reduce BOS/CAPEX.

Construction began with piling, installation of bearing brackets, bearing boxes and torque tubes. Adjustments can be made before torque is applied, and if re-adjustment is required, it can be done. The next step is to install the connecting clamp to connect the torque tube. After that, install the drive system. This includes front supports between piles, transmission rods, push/pull rods and linear actuators. The purlins and modules are then installed, followed by the TCU, self-powered panel, and ground bus.

Vanguard 2P are two longitudinally independent single-axis trackers. The newly designed tracker has an innovative multi-drive system, including three linear actuators connected by a universal transmission rod. Vanguard 2P is based on W piles, equipped with patented spherical bearings and highly reliable square torque tubes. In addition, Vanguard 2P uses enhanced purlins to optimize the layout of the new Trina Solar 600W large-format modules.

Construction started with piling, installation of bearing bracket, linear actuator bracket, bearing seat/lever/torque tube pre-assembly. Pre-assembly is an assembly in which multiple components are pre-assembled on the ground and installed on the structure to achieve a more efficient installation process. Each project site will be pre-assembled differently for different parts of the tracker. The installation manual and construction sequence documents will be optimized for the project to simplify the installation process. Adjustments can be made before torque is applied, and if re-adjustment is required, it can be done.

The next step is to install the linear actuator in the specified position, and then connect the clamp to the torque tube. After that, the transmission system bracket is installed on the torque tube. After that, install the transfer rod and cardboard. After that, prepare and install the purlin pre-assembly before installing the module. Then there is the TCU, self-powered panel and ground bus. | Sales:

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