Alion Storm Tracker

The Alion Storm Tracker is a ballasted single-axis tracker with optional automated cleaning robots for soiling control.

 

  • Fully ballasted for sites with challenging geotechnical conditions
  • Accommodates sites with uneven slopes with its articulated drive tube
  • Uses substantially less steel than leading torque tube trackers
  • Uses 30% more panels per drive than typical torque tube systems
  • Enables Alion’s automated SPOT panel cleaning system (see information for SPOT)
  • Compatible with framed or frameless modules, including thin film, and bifacial panels
  • High wind zone capable
 

System Information

The patent pending Alion Storm Tracker uses a continuous, jointed concrete track that supports a distributed structure for inherently high stiffness. A drive tube transmits torque from a row-based motor and slew drive to a series of gears that rotate each tracker section. The patent pending Storm Lock mechanism locks the tracker in a stow position, enabling a lower-cost drive and structure. Major parts are factory pre-assembled to reduce field labor and field construction time.

 

 Performance

Single-axis rotation greater than +/- 60°
Ballasted system can traverse up to 15% slope
A single drive can operate up to 120 72-cell modules

 

Strong A-Frame and Arc Structure
Storm-Lock disengages drive system during high-wind events
High resonant frequency (>7Hz) prevents galloping at higher wind speeds (vs much more flexible 1Hz torque tube trackers)

 

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