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Solarsan

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Greetings to members of the forum.
Help advice, which solar tracker to put on a two-axis mechanism with 325 W panels, we plan to put 40 panels, maybe someone already has experience, what do you recommend?

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Hi Solarsan, welcome to the forum.

Trackers are expensive and require maintenance. While in the past they were probably worth the investment, PV panels have dropped so much in price that that might no longer be the case. It might be more cost effective to simply install more fixed panels.

The only tracking system I'm aware of in my area is a single-axis E-W system by the local power company. It has thousands of panels mounted low to the ground which would make maintenance easier, provide storm protection, and take advantage of the economy of scale. Whether it would work on a small system or at high latitudes, I can't say.
https://www.tampaelectric.com/company/solar-energy/largescalesolar/

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David Seger

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I use SOLARSAN trackers.  Somedays, it gives up to 100% more energy than without trackers. It is very important in what latitude you are located.
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