New Southern Energy designed and a built a sophisticated 348.48 kWp solar tracking system for Alzu. In this system, a set of trackers direct the solar panels toward the sun. These devices change their orientation throughout the day to follow the sun’s path from east to west, enabling the solar panels to capture as much solar energy as possible.
This ground mounted tracking system is made up of 968 Canadian Solar panels, 4 inverters, 484 optimizers, 11 PiA Solar single-axis trackers and one tie in point to the site’s low voltage network and control and monitoring system. There are 11 rows of solar panels, that are approximately 120 metres each. The solar distribution board and inverters are housed in a centralized cage located to the west of the system.
This solar system is also grid-tied, meaning that it is connected to the national electricity grid.
The system’s performance is monitored and controlled through a master controller, which can also communicate with the inverters. All of the data is logged and saved in cloud-based storage. Furthermore, the performance can be monitored in real time via a smart phone app.