Solar Panel Tracker
A solar panel tracker is a device that allows solar panels to follow the path of the sun and absorb more solar radiation. Solar trackers can increase the efficiency of the panels by anywhere from 10% to 40%, depending on the location and the type of tracker. There are two main types of solar trackers: single axis and dual axis.
A single axis tracker rotates the panels around one axis, either horizontally or vertically. This type of tracker is simpler and cheaper than a dual axis tracker, but it cannot capture the full potential of the sun's movement. A single axis tracker is suitable for areas with high solar irradiance and low latitude.
A dual axis tracker rotates the panels around two axes, both horizontally and vertically. This type of tracker is more complex and expensive than a single axis tracker, but it can track the sun more accurately and maximize the solar output. A dual axis tracker is suitable for areas with low solar irradiance and high latitude.
Solar trackers are becoming more popular as the technology improves and the cost decreases. They can offer many benefits for solar power generation, such as enhancing energy yields, reducing land use, and integrating advanced PV module technologies. However, they also have some drawbacks, such as higher installation and maintenance costs, higher risk of mechanical failure, and higher environmental impact.