IDEEMATEC is making a 15-year system warranty standard on its Horizon L:TEC tracker system, for structural and mechanical components, the longest warranty offering on the market. In addition to the 15-year system warranty, IDEEMATEC warranties the structure against perforation corrosion for a period of 25 years – based upon the project corrosion classification.
How this compares: Most other market players offer 10 years on structural components and 5 years on mechanical components. IDEEMATEC is not only offering 15 years on the structure, but also on the mechanical parts, including bearings and the gearbox – that’s what sets it apart from the competition.
Launched last October at Solar Power International, the new two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracker features a patented self-locking technology that secures modules in position against torsional galloping, caused by extreme wind loads, to reduce maintenance costs and expand product lifespan. Measuring up to 195 meters in length, Horizon L:TEC is the longest solar tracker on the global market is terrain adaptable. The tracker integrates seamlessly with bifacial modules with zero shading to generate more energy per tracker, and accommodates extra-large photovoltaic modules. Panels are able to remain in stow position, at a zero-degree angle, against up to 180 mile per hour winds. With 30% fewer parts than the average system, installation time is reduced and maintenance is simplified. A new one-in-portrait (1P) version of the tracker is also now available.
The self-locking works via a segment sprocket connected to the drive tube, which locks the tables in place. The decoupled drive transports dynamic loads into foundational posts, and away from gearboxes, increasing the life expectancy of all components.
“Our system already provides the highest additional gains, optimizes overall yields and improves the lifetime performance of a solar system,” said Mario Eckl, CEO of IDEEMATEC. “We know that our products can withstand even the harshest of weather conditions and we are prepared to back this up with our support services.”