Building a new kind of tracker

We are dramatically improving solar project economics by building a new kind tracker. If you were to build a machine specifically for solar tracking, what would it need to do? With our tracking technology, we are able to:
 

 

Dramatically reduce
installed cost

Actuation and control are the highest cost components of today’s tracking systems. Together they account for nearly 50% of the tracking system cost.  We replace both with a new lowest-cost approach to tracker design.

Improve overall
land 
use

Land constraints can negatively impact project economics. Our system uses distributed actuation and modular components. These features mean total field coverage, which results in more energy yield per acre.

Reduce developer &
installation risks

By eliminating gearboxes, motors, wires, torque tubes, and bearings, we improve system performance by removing the most unreliable components in the system.

Reduce end to end
complexity

Simplify the permitting, construction, and logistics of tracker systems by using a low part count, modular repeating footprint for a tracker that installs more like a fixed rack than a traditional tracker.

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Reporting from the White House Clean Energy
Investment Summit

Sunfolding had the honor of participating in the White House
Clean Energy Investment Summit, where the Obama
Administration announced $4B in...

$1M award from the California
Energy Commission

On May 15, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded Sunfolding a $1M grant to support the deployment and testing for its 300 kW test field.