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Solar tracking systems

The heat wave sent spot market prices soaring: What does it mean for solar?

February 13, 2017
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Wholesale electricity prices on Australia’s eastern seaboard went through the roof this past weekend as homes as businesses pumped their air conditioners in an attempt to stave off the brutal and unprecedented summer heat. What are the implications of high spot prices for solar PV systems large and small in Australia? High temperatures –> high […]

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Array Technologies brings streamlined approach to large-scale solar tracking

August 25, 2016
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Array Technologies, Inc (ATI) is a US-based manufacturer of single-axis tracking devices for large-scale solar farms. The company says that its latest generation of trackers – the DuraTrack HZ v3 –  is one of the most durable and cost-competitive options currently available, thanks to technology design which reduces costs on both installation labour and long-term […]

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How Fulcrum3D’s CloudCAM aims to improve solar farm reliability

December 14, 2015
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Fulcrum3D is an Australian technology developer whose innovative CloudCAM technology allows solar farm developers and operators a high degree of granularity in predicting solar energy yields thanks to its sophisticated ability to anticipate cloud movements. In November 2014, the company received a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to develop the product that […]

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NEXTracker’s self-powered, horizontal axis solar tracking system

November 4, 2015
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NEXTracker is a California-based developer of an innovative self-power, horizontal single-axis solar tracking system which has been deployed in solar farms across the globe. NEXTracker now has over 500MW of installations across five continents (eight countries), as well as the largest solar tracking system in Australia at Moree Solar Farm, New South Wales (70MW). NEXTracker’s […]

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Robotic solar tracker startup QBotix closes shop

September 24, 2015
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A US startup that promised to revolutionise the solar tracking industry with a robot-controlled sun-tracking system has apparently shuttered its operations. According to Greentech Media. QBotix CEO Mike Miskovsky confirmed that the company let go of most of its staff and closed its doors in August this year. The QBotix website is no longer online. QBotix […]

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Solar Choice’s Mount Majura Solar Farm, edging closer to completion, will use QBotix’s sun-tracking robot technology

January 7, 2015
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Solar Choice’s Mount Majura Solar Farm has again been the subject of an article by the Canberra Times‘ John Thistleton. The most recent article provides an update on the progress of the project since the paper first covered it in March of 2013. It also takes note of the innovative and unique tracking technology that will be used in […]

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Shoalhaven River Retreat centre’s solar arrays still going strong 4 years on

July 15, 2014
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Solar panels at a retreat centre in the Shoalhaven area are still going strong after 4 years of operation. The property where the installation lives, named Oallen, sits near the Shoalhaven Riven near a crossing called Oallen Ford. At one time a farm holiday retreat, the spot is now leased out as a long-term rental […]

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Robotic tracking manufacturer QBotix attracts $12 million in new investment

May 26, 2014
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QBotix, developer of robotic tracking systems for PV systems, has attracted close to USD $12 million in capital in its second funding round. QBotix is expected to use the funds to market and mass-manufacture its robotic tracking technology. QBotix has attracted USD $25 million in funding thus far and the inclusion of major global utility […]

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Versol Solar: Mounting & tracking solutions for all PV applications

January 4, 2014
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Versol Solar is a manufacturer of ground and roof mounting products, tracking systems and building-integrated solutions for solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The company provides comprehensive technical support for solar projects that utilise its products, and has an international presence that spans Asia, Europe, the USA and Australia. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about […]

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QBotix: Robot-controlled tracking systems for ground-mounted solar systems

December 11, 2013
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QBotix is a company offering a revolutionary approach to ground-mounted solar systems through its solar tracking technology. The QBotix Robotic Tracking System (RTS) employs intelligent, self-charging, track-mounted robots (“SolBots”) which adjust the tilt and orientation of individual solar arrays throughout the day and year. QBotix’s tracking system offers 2 primary benefits: Higher solar project profitability (eg. IRR and […]

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Australia’s largest tracker-equipped rooftop solar array goes online in Victoria

October 15, 2013
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Steel products manufacturer Hilton Manufacturing has commissioned a one-of-a-kind project on the roof of its factory in Dandenong South, outside Melbourne, Victoria. The commercial-scale solar array is unique in Australia and possibly in the southern hemisphere as well for its use of solar tracking technology. The 98.6kW system will generate approximately 40% more solar power […]

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