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Solar tracking frames gain energy and cost conservation with dual axis

Sedona Energy Labs released its line of dual-axis solar tracking frames, called InteliTrack, and will be showcasing the new systems at Solar Power International 2010. CEO Mark Scanlon, explains the genesis of the system design: a mount that is based on the gyroscope -- it’s counterbalanced on two axes.

(October 11, 2010) -- Sedona Energy Labs released its line of dual-axis solar tracking frames, called InteliTrack, and will be showcasing the new systems at Solar Power International 2010. CEO Mark Scanlon, explains the genesis of the system design: a mount that is based on the gyroscope -- it’s counterbalanced on two axes.

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While the majority of solar tracking systems are pole-mounted, which have attendant costs and disadvantages (wind loading, gearing, structure, etc.), this new dual-axis frame allows for spinning of both axes simultaneously, in perfect balance. The design is able to overcome a sub-optimal installation, i.e., one that is not perfectly south-aligned.

Figure 1. Project revenues generated by fixed-frame and dual-axis tracking system.

According to Scanlon, the systems are able to generate a 40% or greater increase in power produced compared to fixed solar frames.

Figure 2. Actual production of InteliTrack IT2000 -- rated at 3.3kW, performing at 4.6kW, captured at 10:30AM on September 30, 2010.

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