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TrinaTracker launches smart solar tracking in South Africa

22nd March 2024

By: Schalk Burger

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Solar tracking development company TrinaTracker showcased and launched its Vanguard 1P solution in South Africa at the 2024 Solar and Storage Live Africa event.

The Vanguard 1P is based on the company’s 27 years of innovation in solar technology. It is designed to provide customers with trackers that are suitable for flat terrain with system stability and reliability, can be installed quickly and have flexible external compatibility, the company said on March 22.

The solution also features smart control systems for high reliability, performance and efficiency.

“The upgraded Vanguard 1P offers enhanced safety and reliability features and caters specifically to customers with requirements in composite application settings. It ensures optimal performance and stability,” said TrinaTracker engineer Abel Cordoba.

The Middle East and Africa are crucial markets for TrinaTracker, and are expected to provide significant growth for the solar tracker market, largely owing to the region’s abundance of sun-drenched areas suitable for solar projects, coupled with low labour costs, high electricity prices and the availability of affordable desert land for large-scale solar installations.

TrinaTracker is steadfast in its commitment to advancing the development of photovoltaic projects in the two markets by introducing smart solar tracking technology there. TrinaTracker is committed to substantially increasing green energy capacity in the two areas, said TrinaTracker engineer Diego Lopez.

TrinaTracker is involved in advancing Africa’s power development with cutting-edge technology, he said.

The 55 MW solar project in Kesses, Kenya, has created more than 70 local jobs and will produce 123 MW/h of clean energy a year. In addition this plant, TrinaTracker has commissioned two other installations in the country with a combined capacity of 155 MW.

Further, a recent partnership with PowerChina Guizhou Engineering to supply the Damlaagte project in Sasolburg, South Africa, with 123 MW Vanguard 1P solar trackers signals further growth in Africa and the Middle East, TrinaTracker said.

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online

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