FTC Solar has announced the launch of the Voyager single-axis tracker, which will be shown by invitation-only to select customers at Solar Power International in Anaheim.
Voyager is a single-axis tracker that is easy to install and has high performance and reliability, driving the lowest total installed cost. The FTC team has gigawawtt experience in designing and installing third-party single-axis tracker projects in addition to delivering over 1 GW of FTC Solar’s AP90 tracker.
The Voyager tracker requires no special tools and only three wrench socket sizes to be fully assembled. FTC says the tracker features the fewest foundations per module in the industry and employs a fast and intuitive clamping system. The balanced DC string architecture reduces the overall DC collection cost and is ideal for DC cable harness systems. The single row, two-portrait module mounting architecture allows engineers to make the most of the available land while maintaining suitable accessibility for cleaning and mowing in higher GCR designs.
The single-row, self-powered actuation and control system utilizes a power architecture that puts little demand on the battery, providing three days of back-up power while requiring battery replacement half as often as competitive designs. The row-level control features communication redundancy through a wireless mesh network and bi-directional communication with zone controllers. Voyager’s proprietary control system allows for continued performance optimization through custom backtracking. [view article online]