Mechatron Solar unveils dual-axis tracker models focused on residential and agricultural markets
Mechatron Solar has added two new designs to its portfolio of dual-axis trackers to better serve the agricultural and residential markets. The new agricultural model, M16KD, has space between the panels to allow more light to reach the crops below the tracker. The new residential model, M10KD, has a smaller size – about half the size of the flagship model M18KD – to better fit within limited space requirements. Both models should be available in the third quarter of this year.
Smaller than the flagship M18KD model, the M10KD tracker features a platform table seven panels high and seven panels wide designed for residential installations. The tracker supplies solar energy up to 20.5 kW with 420 W modules. The bottom edge of the panel platform moves between 4 ft and 14 ft from the ground and the top edge of the panel table moves between 29 ft and 14 ft from the ground.
Designed for agricultural installations, the M16KD tracker features a platform table eight panels wide by 10 panels high, with a 10-inch gap between the vertical panel stacks, allowing more light to reach the crops below the tracker. The tracker supplies solar energy up to 33.6 kW with 420 W modules. The bottom edge of the panel platform moves between 4 ft and 14 ft from the ground and the top edge of the panel table moves between 29 ft and 14 ft from the ground.
The flagship M18KD biaxial solar tracker supports a platform of 90 panels of 144 cells each and is the largest biaxial tracker in the global solar market.
While the cost of the new models has not yet been announced, both are expected to deliver ROI of four years or less, just like the flagship M18KD.
Mechatron Solar purchases components worldwide and assembles tracker kits at its headquarters in Stockton, California. Mechatron Solar’s patented trackers provide a higher efficiency than both single-axis and fixed-tilt designs with the same number and type of panels.
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