Genius Tracker™

Changing the Game for Single Axis Solar Trackers

28 MW - GA - Genius Tracker™ System

OVERVIEW

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

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

HIGHEST POWER DENSITY
Highest power density of any single axis tracker, 99.3% panel density on rows vs. 94.0% best competitor



GREATEST RELIABILITY
Robust linear actuator drive system has 40 year operating life and is IP 66 rated for operation in harsh environmental conditions

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

PRE-ASSEMBLED DRIVE SYSTEM

Technical Datasheet

Genius Tracker™ 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.
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TEST & CERTIFICATION

Certification

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

Calculations

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

Material

Post: G235 galvanized steel (or HDG option) channels, I beam option (HDG)
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

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Features

Tracking: Single axis horizontal

Rotational Range (East/West): 90° standard, 100° and 120° available

Tracking Method: Time and location based algorithm (based on NREL)

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

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

Array Configuration: Array may be built with complete flexibility in both east-west and north-south directions

Table Length: Up to 90 72 cell modules driven by one actuator

Slope Tolerance: Handles maximum north-south slopes of 5% and east-west of 13%

Encryption Protection: ZigBee® wireless network

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

System Power Density: Highest power density of any single axis tracker, 99.3% panel density on rows versus 94.0% best competitor

Ground Coverage Ratio: 0.25 to 0.65 (as required)

Stow Windspeed: Varies with time of day, averages 70 mph +. Typical stow time less than 2 min

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



Smart Stow Technology: Minimalize stow downtime

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

Wireline Power: Alternative controller may be powered by wireless standard AC power such as 110v-240v(single phase), 380v-480v(three phase)

Drive Type: Linear actuator robust stainless steel & aluminum, 40yr life IP rated for operation in harsh environmental conditions

Linear Actuator Motor: 24 volt or 12 volt DC

Controller: Microcontroller driven, field replaceable controller spares provided

Control Board: PCB with standard semiconductors

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

Grading Requirements: Least site grading required of any tracker system

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

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

Module Attachment: Bottom or top mount for framed and double glass modules

Design Efficiency/Damping: Industry's highest intrinsic damping eliminates costly dampers and reduces material cost

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

Panel Mounting: Panels attach rapidly to purlins using rivets or bolts and flange nuts

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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
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Genius Tracker™ : Minimum order size 5 MW
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