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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Thursday, July 29 2021 - 13:32
TrinaTracker stability ratified with comprehensive wind tunnel test
CHANGZHOU, China, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar 
Co., Ltd. has globally published a white paper "Strategies to mitigate wind 
related risks in trackers compatible with ultra-high-power modules" after 
launching the webinar "Ensuring the tracker stability in extreme weather 
conditions" in partnership with PV Magazine. TrinaTracker ratified the 
stability of its Agile 1P and Vanguard 2P in extreme weather conditions by 
performing wind tunnel tests in collaboration with the leading wind engineering 
consultancy firms CPP and RWDI.

PV tracking system has become a critical investment for asset owners and 
investors who expect long-lasting and reliable systems to optimize returns. 
Nowadays, PV plants are installed in various sites, many of them with highly 
demanding terrain characteristics and extreme weather conditions. Moreover, the 
mounting of ultra-high-power modules, in strong demand by the industry, 
involves higher wind loads added to the trackers. The solar industry has long 
realized that building codes do not consider the tracker-specific aeroelastic 
effects produced by the action of wind. Therefore, more advanced analytic tests 
are necessary for reliable tracker design.

In the webinar, Markus Balz (Managing Director of SBP – independent third-party 
global leading renewable energy engineering consulting firm) and Trina Solar 
presenters Cruz Argüeso Chamorro (TrinaTracker Senior Civil Engineer), Marcos 
Cerezo (TrinaTracker Engineer) and Gonzalo de la Viña (Head of Trina Solar 
Europe) discussed the different models used in the wind tunnel testing and the 
importance of performing the Full Aeroelastic Model Test. Moreover, they 
presented TrinaTracker's optimized design solutions to mitigate wind-related 
risk on trackers. The designs include strengthened structures and different 
stow strategies for 1P and 2P configurations according to the wind tunnel tests 
results, which further upgrade the stability and reliability of TrinaTracker in 
terms of application with ultra-high-power modules.

Markus Balz, Managing Director of SBP stated: "after several years of 
supporting tracker companies, EPCs and developers in the field of trackers, it 
is a relief to see TrinaTracker offering sophisticated design approaches to 
tackle safety and cost optimization at the same time."

Jason Duan, Head of tracker business unit at Trina Solar, said: "I am proud to 
confirm that TrinaTracker offers a bankable product to asset owners and 
investors. TrinaTracker will continue to put its efforts into designing 
optimized tracking solutions for customers that can provide validated 
reliability, durability and maximum energy yield in every site."

To know more about how TrinaTracker ensures the tracker stability in extreme 
weather conditions, please download the whitepaper at:

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SOURCE: Trina Solar Co., Ltd