24 April 2017
While this technology outperforms a fixed axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.
While this technology outperforms a fixed axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

The 630kW single axis tracking array is made up of PV panels mounted on a single axis that tilts from east to west throughout the day to maximise energy output.

While this technology outperforms a fixed-axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

  • Site Name: UQ Gatton Campus
  • Building/Location: Gatton Solar Research Facility – Single 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

Above: GSRF indicative PV yield by array type: clear sunny dayWhile this technology outperforms a fixed-axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

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: Horizontal single axis tracking system
  • Orientation: 3° W of N
  • Module make & model: First Solar FS-395-PLUS (95W)
  • Module technology: Cadmium telluride
  • Module size: 1200 x 600 mm
  • Number of modules: 7200
  • Inverter make & model: SMA Sunny Central 720CP TXT
  • Number of inverters: 1 x 720 kWp capped at 630 kWp output

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