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.

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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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