Every component designed for quick install, simple O&M, and max on-sun panel time.
In order to build a solar tracker that was much simpler and lower cost across its entire lifecycle – to ship, install, operate, maintain, and eventually decommission – we had to design it a completely new way. We started with a quadrangular frame that required no foundation. We wanted our trackers to be able to be installed in the most remote, under-serviced areas of the world. As a result, our trackers can be set up manually with simple hand tools – and in most applications do not require concrete foundations. Cranes and other heavy lifting equipment are optional too – although we recommend the use of forklifts to help with moving trackers into place. Click here to watch a two minute video that shows the entire Savanna™ tracker installation process (video 2m32s).
1. Uncrate and Unfold Box Frame:
Packed tightly for shipment, the Savanna™ tracker frame is quickly uncrated and unfolded into a self-ballasted diamond-shaped boxframe. No holes to dig and no concrete foundations required.
2. Assemble the Box Frame:
The pre-wired, assembled boxframe is bolted together and fixed in place using simple hand tools.
3. Mount the Tracking Armatures:
Armatures are inserted by hand into a post at each corner.
4. Mount the PV Panels:
Panel frames and PV panels are mounted onto each armature. Panel cables are connected via cables inside the tracker frame to the tracker’s Local Control Unit (LCU).
5. Populate the Field:
Savanna™ is a simple, repeatable unit that is easily scaled. Additional boxframes are positioned parallel to existing trackers, with interconnecting members fastening frames into an array.
> The entire Savanna™ tracker can be set up by four installers in approximately 20-30 minutes.