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The Engineering Genius of Solar Trackers

Solar panel technology is growing in efficiency, both in terms of the amount of energy generated, and in terms of the cost efficiency to purchase and install such systems. When most people think of solar panels, they think of stationary installations in the middle of a field, stagnantly relying on the sun to gather enough energy to produce power.

However, there’s a different type of solar panel fixture that radically improves the efficiency of solar panels: solar panel trackers are one of the most efficient and advanced technologies available to improve solar panel performance.

Solar trackers work by supporting solar panels and adjusting their position throughout the day to follow the sun across the sky. Rather than pointing straight up and experiencing peaks and valleys of energy production based on the visibility of the sun, solar trackers allow solar panels to retain the maximum energy exposure possible.

Because of their engineered complexity, solar trackers are more expensive than traditional fixed solar racks, but the extra energy they produce over the course of a lifetime makes them a more cost efficient choice in the long term in certain geographic areas. Many people believe that this level of complexity also makes them difficult to maintain, however this is not the case. Depending on the layout and terrain of your project location there are simple tracker solutions that provide efficient installation as well as low maintenance. The brilliant engineers at Solar FlexRack have designed a single-axis tracker that is extremely cost efficient, can be controlled remotely, and has very little need for ongoing maintenance. Best of all, it’s easy to install, making it a simple and easy way to get all the benefits of a solar tracker without all the potential drawbacks.

If you’re interested in learning more about our FlexRack Series TDL, be sure to contact us.