24 April 2017
These trackers are capable of a 340-degree slewing motion and 180-degree tilt that allow the panels to directly face the sun at all times and thus, maximise output power.
These trackers are capable of a 340-degree slewing motion and 180-degree tilt that allow the panels to directly face the sun at all times and thus, maximise output power.

The 630kW dual axis array comprises of 160 individual trackers, each with a peak output power of 4.275 kW.

These trackers are capable of a 340-degree slewing motion and 180-degree tilt that allow the panels to directly face the sun at all times and thus, maximise output power.

A dual tracker system will produce more energy compared to a fixed array or single axis tracking array of same power rating (see Figure 1 below).

  • Site: UQ Gatton Campus
  • Building/Location: Gatton PV Pilot Plant – Dual axis tracking array
  • Suburb/City: Gatton Qld, 4343
  • Nominal DC output: 684 kWp
  • Module area: 5184 m²
  • Start-up Date: 27 March 2015
  • Visible on live data display: Yes
  • Date connected to display: 22 February 2015

Figure 1. GSRF indicative PV yield by array type: clear sunny day

Figure 1. GSRF indicative PV yield by array type: clear sunny day

TECHNICAL DATA
  • Site Longitude: 152°20'14.1"E
  • Site Latitude: 27°33'41.5"S 
  • Height Above Sea Level: 88 m
  • Time Zone: AEST
  • Type of Installation: Ground mounted
  • Tracking system: Deger dual axis tracking system (160 x Degertraker 5000HD),
  • Module Make & Model: First Solar FS-395-PLUS (95W)
  • Module Technology: Cadmium telluride
  • Module Size: 1200 x 600 mm
  • Number of Modules: 7200 (45 per tracker)
  • Inverter Make & Model: SMA Sunny Central 720CP XT
  • Number of Inverters: 1 x 720 kWp capped at 630 kWp output

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