Genius Tracker™

World's Highest Power Producing Single Axis Trackers

GameChange Utility Scale Genius Tracker™ in Northwest USA

OVERVIEW

INCREASES LEVERAGED ROE UP TO 20% FOR SOLAR PROJECT OWNERS
Shorter north-south rows use less space than leading competitors, extra space used to increase row spacing which results in higher kWh production and ROE

WORLD'S FASTEST INSTALLING SINGLE AXIS SOLAR TRACKER
Pre-assembled drive system and easily assembled components combine to make the fastest install

LEADING BANKABILITY
Black & Veatch technical assessment, CPP wind tunnel tested and rated 150mph, and ETL / UL 2703 tested

HIGHEST POWER DENSITY
Highest power density of any single axis tracker, 99.5% panel density on rows vs. 97.0% best competitor

GREATEST RELIABILITY
Rugged design for 30 year field life in harsh environmental climate: -30/+65C rated actuators IP67 submersible rated motor end/ IP66 rated front end

ULTRA-EFFICIENT INSTALLATION
Every drive actuator has its own battery backup and wirelessly linked controllers, eliminating all trenching and Tru3D-Gimbal™ bearings account for pile installation being out of plumb, out of azimuth and out of vertical & east-west alignment

LEAST MAINTENANCE
Self-powered rows eliminates central drive, allows for uninterrupted grass cutting and panel washing

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Breakthrough technology enables lowest cost and highest reliability tracker with fastest install and lowest O&M cost

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Genius Tracker™ Superior Reliability, Fast Installation and Maximum Adjustability

3D gimball drive bearing head assembly on post has vertical, east-west, azimuthal and auto-alignment with tube, enabling perfect alignment of drive system for posts installed imperfectly under real world conditions

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GENIUS TRACKER™ VIDEO OVERVIEW

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Tracker systems generate 20% more energy from each solar panel. Genius Tracker™ is single-axis tracking technology that has been custom designed to maximize the power output and reduce the system's cost.

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Single-Axis Trackers

  • Maximize the energy production and drop LCOE
  • Generate 20% more energy from each solar panel
  • Power production is better for utility scale because power is produced stably throughout the day accurately matching its needs. This often allows customers to generate more revenue from electricity generated by the system.

SmartStow™ and Stow Strategy

The Genius Tracker™ System is engineered to withstand maximum rated windspeed events at typical stow of 35 or 45 degrees west. In addition there is a SmartStow™ technology programmed into the Master Controller that tells the system to move to other stow positions that remain closer to normal operating position for the time of day as much as possible to maximize production uptime. You may see a partial movement toward the stow position with light wind events. If the system is already pointing towards the west such as in the afternoon it will most likely already be at or near maximum wind speed stow position and you will not see any movement at all during wind events. Since most wind events occur due to thunderstorms which occur in the afternoon, this will reduce the number of stow events and increase the production of arrays mounted on the Genius Tracker System.

TEST & CERTIFICATION

Certification

CPP wind tunnel tested and rated 150 mph[67.06 m/s]
ETL / UL 2703 tested
Black & Veatch technical assessment

Calculations

Site specific structural PE stamped drawings and calculations based on values for any location

Material

Piles: G235 galvanized steel (or HDG option) roll formed standard posts, HDG wide flange option also available
Tubes, Purlins and Other Components: G90 galvanized steel
Tracker Hardware: Magnacoat 3/8'', 1/2'' & 3/4'' hex bolts, serrated flange hex nuts and washers, 1/2'' & 3/4'' threaded rods, 3/8'' U bolts
Panel Mounting Hardware: Stainless steel 1/4'' - 20 serrated flange nuts 1/4'' - 20 x 3/4'' long bolts plus star washers for grounding
Bearings: 6005A-T6 aluminum and UV rated PP

FEATURES

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Tru3D-Gimbal™ allow for 4.5% plumbness & azimuth tolerance, 2.5"[6.35cm] vertical & 1.75"[4.45cm] east-west adjustment



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Self-powered rows eliminate central drive, allow for easy maintenance



Table Length: Up to 96 72 cell modules driven per actuator, 100[30.48m] to 320 ft.[97.5m], varies as required to pack more modules into oddly shaped sites

Drive Type: Robust linear actuator stainless steel & aluminum, 30yr life, IP rated for operation in harsh environmental conditions

Tracking Method: Time and location based algorithm

Remote Communication: Secure monitoring and control tracker array in real-time via an encrypted cloud portal; SCADA solution available

Remote Access and Control through Cloud VPN or Proprietary Network: Real time tilt and battery level information, remote control for each tracker’s tilt

O&M Cost: 65% lower vegetation O&M cost than center drive trackers by eliminating weedwacking along drivelines. Overall 10% lower O&M cost

Power Source for Motor: 24V DC battery charged by small solar panel or 110v-220v (single phase) or 380v-480v (three phase) AC, wireline power, or parasitic options all available

Actuator: Rugged design for 30 year field life in harsh environmental climate: -30/+65C rated, IP67 submersible motor end/ IP66 rated

Anti-Shading (Backtracking): Prevents panel shading for entire operational range

Module Configuration: Poly modules - portrait 1 up, thin film First Solar Series 4 modules- landscape 3 up

Module Attachment: Blots available for bottom mount option module clamps for double glass modules

Slope Tolerance: Handles maximum slopes north-south 7% and east-west 13%

Monitoring: Web portal with real-time tilt and data for every tracker

Parasitic Load: Zero draw on solar array - small solar module charges battery

Grading Requirements: Least site grading required of any tracker system

Stow Windspeed: Varies with time of day, averages 70 mph [31m/s] +. Typical stow time less than 2 min

Warranty: 10yr structural components, 5yr warranty on control & drive system (20yr/10yr also available)

Grease Free Maintenance: No messy annual greasing slew drive, screw jack and hydraulic systems required

Minimum And Maximum Height Of The Motor Box (Above Finished Grade): 3 to 15 inches[7.62cm]&[38.1]

Maximum Tolerable Water Depth: 2 ft [60.96cm] standard, up to 6 ft available

Power Source for Controller: No parasitic load draw if use module charger/battery or wireline powered options; no special tools needed for installation

Rotational Range (East/West): 90° standard, and 104° available

Encryption Protection: ZigBee® wireless network

Ground Coverage Ratio: 0.25 to 0.65 (as required)

Linear Actuator Motor: 24 volt DC

Stow position: 45 Degrees West

Ground Clearance To Module: 2 ft [60.96cm]

Controllers: 1.6 GW installed Worldwide

Backup Power: Every linear actuator has solar panel and battery providing integrated backup - typically 5 days

Detailed Technical Datasheet

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“We looked at many competitors to GameChange and have installed two other manufacturers' trackers in the past. Installing the Genius Tracker went faster and easier than anything we have done, whether on the roof, fixed tilt, carports or trackers. You don't have to be a genius to install their tracker, but you sure feel like one for doing it!”

Peter Greenberg
CEO, Energy Wise, Oregon
Tracker Real Time Monitoring

Any Questions ? Don't Hesitate to Ask.

Genius Tracker™ : Minimum order size 5 MW
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