California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Energy Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of commercial solar products announced that the company’s RayTracker GC product has been installed by several new customers and will be included in installations representing more than 2 megawatts (MW) of solar energy starting this month. RayTracker GC is a single-axis solar tracker for ground-mount and carport-mount applications.
The installations utilizing RayTracker GC include systems being developed at the North American headquarters of British Telecom located in El Segundo, California and the West Coast distribution center of The North Face located in Visalia, California.
The British Telecom site’s carport design will provide maximum system capacity and shade for cars parked underneath and The North Face system will be constructed over a storm water retention area located on the property, allowing for dual use and providing a buffer to adjacent properties, Energy Innovations said.
According to Paula Mints, principal analyst of the PV devices program and associate director of the energy practice at Navigant Consulting, projections show tracking systems being used in at least 85% of commercial installations greater than 1 MW from 2009 to 2012.