Mechatron Solar 90-panel dual-axis tracker receives UL safety approval
Mechatron Solar has achieved certification to the ANSI/UL 3703 solar tracker safety standard for its 90-panel dual-axis tracker, the M18KD. The certification also covers the M18KD-20 carport canopy tracker and was issued by SolarPTL, based in Tempe, Arizona, one of four Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) in the United States.
At the same time, the M18KD was certified to the applicable UL 2703 subsections for Mechatron’s proprietary MechGrip clamping device serving as a ground connection. Without this certification, some states require separate ground connection systems, a growing trend across the country.
The certifications showed that the M18KD tracker operates in a temperature range of -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F). The tracker controls are NEMA 4 Outdoor certified. The M18KD is designed for wind resistance up to 115 mph, the wind speed of a Category 3 hurricane.
More than 90 MW of Mechatron trackers have been deployed in the United States and Europe.
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