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Utilitas Trac Series 

Storm Hardened Solar Tracker Solution

"The main takeaway from discussions with site designers, installers, and operators was the importance of designing for resilience and designing and building a system correctly from system inception(rather than retrofitting it after install)"-NREL 2020

SEMS Utilitas Trac Series is a ground mounted single axis solar tracker that was engineered using the optimal combination of steel and aluminum. This Series was developed for use in the Commercial and Utility scale solar tracking markets. SEMS field proven and patent pending technologies are all incorporated into the Utilitas Tracs Series making it a resilient, cost effective, and efficient horizontal single axis solar tracker. Lifetime value is optimized by reducing risks and maximizing energy yield that will deliver a bankable levelized cost of energy. This helps project developers and asset owners realize the best performance from their projects.

Utilitas Trac Series Overview 

  • Available Models​ 

    • Utilitas 4.0

    • Utilitas 8.0

  • Single Axis Horizontal Solar Tracker​

  • Tracking Range +/- 35° through +/-50° depending on model

  • ​15-Year Warranty structural, drive & control components (extendable to 20-years

  • Applications

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Utility

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Bolted connections of Sustainable Energy Management Systems Storm Hardened Solar Racking and Solar Trackers

Flexibility & Optimal Panel Density

  • Modular design and distributed drives allow for flexibility in row and site design to achieve optimal power density for irregular shaped sites.​

  • Self-aligning racks allows up to 10° grade along row axis making it ideal for challenging terrain.

  • Optimized flexibility in site design, construction, & maintenance of even the most irregular shaped sites with 2 models available.

  • Maximum ground coverage, maximum energy yield and performance under real world conditions

Strength & Resiliency

  • Constructed of closed form (tubular) 2’x4’ aluminum and galvanized steel to minimizes the effects of extreme bending and twisting.​

  • Shock mounting technology of critical joints prevents deformation during critical wind events.

  • One Distributed drive actuates for up to 4 sections of racking minimizes amplitude of oscillation and galloping.

  • Dual Clamp provides twice the clamping force around closed form (tubular) aluminum providing maximum strength and vibration resistance.

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Maximizes Performance &

Energy Yield

  • Decentralized control box operates up to ten AC linear actuators connected to a total of forty racking sections.

  • High energy yield achieved with two different models with optimal tracking range that accommodates monofacial and bifacial panels.

  • Designed for the optimal tracking range, energy production, reliability, and strength.

  • Optimum tracking accuracy of +/-2° with one real-time tracking sensor per decentralized control box

Reduced Operation &

Maintenance Cost

  • Maintenance vehicles can drive through the array freely because of distributed AC linear actuators instead of link drive architecture.

 

  • AC linear actuator eliminates the need for additional solar panels and batteries avoiding replacement plans.

 

  • Operator Maintenance training programs are available and avoids service contracts.

 

  • Decentralized control box controls up to ten distributed AC linear actuators reducing the risk of significant energy loss if a fault or damage occurs.

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Streamlined Installation

  • Kitted closed-form (tubular) solution requiring no 3rd party sourcing of components or fabrication on site.

  • Array height and Dual Clamp allows for fast and secure installation of solar panels without the use of ladders.

  • No special equipment or additional steps required to square racking and only basic tools are required for assembly.

Lifetime Quality & Value

  • The Utilitas Trac Series is a completely integrated and efficient solution that allows for high market value proposition.

  • Maintains high standards of quality and reliability with its 30-year life expectancy backed by 15-year limited warranty on Structure, drive, and Controls, that is extendable to 20-years

  • Utilitas Trac Series solar trackers delivers by mitigating risks and delivering a bankable levelized cost of energy.

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