A Taiwan food facility is building the world’s largest rooftop dual-axis solar tracker power station. The 840-kilowatts of energy produced by the project, located in Pingtung County, Taiwan, comes from Big Sun Energy’s iPV dual-axis solar trackers, which maximize energy production while resisting extreme weather conditions like the typhoons that regularly pummel the country. The project is financed by Chailease Finance Company (CFC) and should be pumping out power before the end of 2015.
The iPV trackers built by Big Sun track the sun as it moves through the sky, using pre-programmed astronomical A.I. According to Big Sun’s website, the tracking capability means the system can produce between 35 to 110 percent more power than fixed systems. And Big Sun says its system can tolerate winds up to 87 kilometers per hour in operation and up to 300 kilometers per hour in safety mode.
“CFC has been working with Big Sun for a long time to develop many PV sites in Taiwan,” says CFC President, Simon Hous. “We rely on Big Sun’s professional solar products and services, and believe that iPV solar trackers will provide stable energy harvesting and produce over 30 percent more energy than fixed-tilt systems in this sunshine area.”
“Big Sun iPV solar tracker features a unique cable-driven mechanism which is simple to be maintained and will help to lower the capital and O&M costs of this kind of dual-axis PV sites,” said Big Sun Chairman, Summer Lao. “Besides local installations, iPV solar trackers have been delivered for projects in many countries such as China, Japan, and Luxemburg. We look forward to seeing that iPV solar trackers will be widely used all over the world in the near feature.”
Via PR Newswire
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