The DuraTrack™ tracking system is “Reliathon Ready”
Array Technologies and solar energy global leader Suntech Power have formed an alliance to expedite the development of utility-scale solar plants: the Reliathon Utility Solar Platform. This innovative, fully integrated solution provides utility-scale system developers a comprehensive reduction in costs.
The Reliathon platform with Array Technologies’ DuraTrack™ HZ tracking system is a new, fully integrated solution, designed to expedite the development of utility-scale solar plants. As a result of this ground-breaking approach, system developers will discover multiple benefits from this end-to-end solar solution.
Reliathon Platform benefits include:
- Two motors per MW AC versus the typical four motors per MW.
- Articulating driveline joints accommodate installation on undulating terrain and irregular site boundaries, immensely relaxing installation tolerances.
- Automatic grounding of Suntech’s Reliathon modules upon mounting to the DuraTrack structure eliminates the ground wire installation step and reduces installation costs.
- Raising DuraTrack’s warranty for Reliathon-optimized trackers to a 10-year product warranty (versus Array’s standard 5-year product warranty).
SHIPPING IN 2010
The Reliathon platform with Array Technologies’ DuraTrack solar trackers will be available for immediate orders with shipment scheduled in Q2 of 2010. Suntech Reliathon solutions have already been included in over 500 MW of U.S. solar project bids.
The Reliathon Platform with the DuraTrack™ tracking system and Suntech’s Reliathon modules, results in an extremely efficient and productive system that is easy to install and only uses 2 motors per MW.
The Reliathon module self-aligns to DuraTrack’s torque tube and installs easily with one U-bolt.
Reliathon modules interlock together, and provide integral, automatic module grounding.