Array Technologies innovation boosts solar farm output

Solar farm panels (Hillson Solar Farm)

Solar tracking technology pioneer Array Technologies has unveiled its latest innovation designed to boost energy output from solar farms.

SmarTrack is an optimisation technology that intelligently adjusts module angles in response to weather and site conditions.

The new software, in combination with DuraTrack®HZ v3 solar trackers, will optimise backtracking power production on as-built project conditions to capture the maximum power yields during diffuse light conditions.

Array Technologies chief executive officer Jim Fusaro said the next generation of solar tracking has arrived.

“We have created a suite of software that consists of three separate machine-learning algorithms, all of which are fine-tuned to maximise power output in different scenarios,” he said.

“SmarTrack is a testament to Array Technologies’ commitment to providing our customers with the highest yields in both energy production and financial returns.”

The software suite utilises self-learning algorithms that work independently of each other to optimise the energy output of the PV system.

Once an operational strategy has been learned, the tracker system orientates PV modules to the optimal angle for power output responding to specific module technology, weather and site conditions.

The technology offers three distinct optimisation algorithms designed to provide optimum power production.

It can monitor power production of the as-built project and alleviates the effects of shading by backtracking to optimal production angles; utilise site production data and weather information to adjust the angle of the solar modules; and utilise custom algorithms to maximise energy harvest for split-cell bi-facial and mono-facial module configurations.