Challenge: Tight corners and irregular site boundaries
Irregular site boundaries are a common obstacle to many solar installations and even more frequent for sites on the East Coast. In some cases, site developers and EPCs are tempted to turn to fixed-tilt systems in order to squeeze into those tight spaces. Somers Solar Center in Connecticut is a prime example of how sites with unbalanced boundaries are no longer a fixed-tilt game.
Solution: Flexible articulating drivelines and engineered customization
Array Technologies’ DuraTrack® HZ system utilizes a unique rotating gear drive system with articulating joints to link and rotate multiple rows of modules within a tracking block. This flexible driveline feature, along with ATI’s site-specific, utility-scale engineering customization services, puts the DuraTrack HZ on the technological forefront of the solar revolution. ATI’s patented system design allowed Somers Solar Center’s developers to choose a tracked system over a fixed one to maximize ground coverage ratio (GCR) and boost the site’s electricity generation.