What are the best PV Tracking System

To ensure that the optimal amount of sunlight reaches the photovoltaic cells, PV tracking systems are used to monitor and adjust the alignment of the PV panels. Depending on the mechanism used to adjust the position of the panels, tracking systems can be either active or passive. Active tracking systems are those that adjust the panels using motor-driven technology, while passive tracking systems allow natural movements of the sun to naturally and automatically shift the direction in which panels face.

With the help of PV tracking systems, solar electricity production can be boosted by a whopping 30%. They draw in more sunlight than non-tracking systems, leading to a major improvement in electricity generation. Interesting enough, PV tracking systems can be used with stationary and movable PV setups.

From single-axis to dual-axis, there are various choices of PV tracking systems up for grabs. Among them, the most popular one is the single-axis tracker. This uniquely crafted type of system adjusts the angle of the PV panels to make sure they remain perpendicular to that big ol’ fireball in the sky, ensuring optimal exposure and absorption of sunlight.

Single-axis trackers occupy the majority of the solar tracking market, as they are both cost-effective and straightforward. Unfortunately, their lower tracking capabilities come with a limitation: they are only able to produce power during the mid-day span.

The dual-axis tracker is an alternate type of PV tracking system, characterized by the ability to adjust the PV panels so that no matter what time it is, they are positioned in a manner that ensures they remain perpendicular to the sunlight. This means that compared to single-axis trackers, they have the advantage of continuously producing power throughout the day.

Before deciding on the best type of tracker for their solar panels, active photovoltaic (PV) users should consider a dual-axis model. Although initially more costly, it presents a lot of benefits in the long run. To begin with, it has the potential to generate more electricity than single-axis trackers plus it considerably reduces the chances of shading issues since its PV panels always stay perpendicular to the sun.

For those who need maximum utility and don’t mind spending extra, motorized trackers represent the final type of PV tracking system. This option is designed to to move its associated photovoltaic panels along a desired trajectory, allowing it to follow the Sun’s position. As a result, it provides you with greater adaptability when compared to the other available options, allowing you to use it with both fixed and mobile PV systems.

As you are hunting for the ideal PV tracking system for your PV setup, there are several elements to mull over. It’s imperative to account for the nuances of your system, from the type of photovoltaic array you possess to the sheer amount of sunlight it receives and, of course, your allotted budget. All of these components will help guide you towards the ideal tracking system for your peculiar needs.

If your aim is to generate the maximum possible electric sustainable energy output, then you’ll need to consider investing in a dual-axis tracker. However, if your funds are somewhat limited, then a single-axis tracking system may be a more practical choice. Ultimately, the most suitable PV tracking solution will depend on various factors, such as the specific type of PV installation, the level of solar radiation in the area, and your budget constraints.


Post time: 2023-06-14

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