GameChange Solar estimates 300 MW of Genius Trackers deployed in Q3


GameChange RackingGameChange Solar sent word that it expects to produce approximately 300 MW of Genius Tracker single axis tracker systems in the third quarter for shipment to locations in the United States in Q3. This is in addition to the 50 MW shipping now for Q3 installation. Total shipments for 2016 are expected to be over 400 MW.

Andrew Worden, CEO of GameChange Solar, stated: “Customers are demanding competitively priced trackers and we have met the challenge. Genius Tracker has proven performance and fast install speed which has led to orders accelerating rapidly. We expect shipments of over 400 MW in 2016 and over 2 GW in 2017 for Genius Tracker™ as the industry sees that Genius Tracker is the best performing tracker with fastest install and overall superior value. This is a game-changing technological breakthrough for the single axis tracker market.”

As mentioned in our feature on the new system:

The system also hits 99.3 percent panel density, according to Worden. Most other tracker systems require a small space in between rows or every eight to 10 panels to accommodate either the centralized drive link or the bearing that tilts the row or a motor. The GameChange system only requires a 15-in. wide panel every 60 or 70 panels to power the motor, which also means there is no vampire drain on the panels themselves.
Another key feature is the plug-and-play wireless connectivity.

“It comes in on the truck, you install the controller, install the motor, install the panel and an hour later it turns on and starts running,” Worden said. No wires or manual inputting, it just autoconfigures and starts running.

Worden expects Genius Tracker to be a big part of GameChange’s business from here on out, estimating it will outsell Power Tracker eight to one this year and 50 to one next year. And more broadly, as the tracker market heats up, Worden expects 1.2 GW of fixed tilt this year and 400-600 MW of tracker, and in 2017 he expects fixed will be around 1.7 GW with tracker business surpassing it.

For a video of the tracker in action, head to the GameChange website.

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