Sunfolding, a supplier of domestic solar tracking technology, has developed a solution for projects on variable terrain to mitigate grading within the solar array boundaries. Using Sunfolding’s AirLink technology, TopoTrack’s mechanically independent, scaled-down tracker rows minimize lost land within the fence line and at sites that were once considered off-limits to solar.
TopoTrack features two posts, two actuators and two purlins. By shortening row length, TopoTrack increases slope tolerance between rows and expands the boundaries of where the trackers can be installed.
“Sunfolding is driven to challenge conventional wisdom about solar project development on any land. You no longer have to flatten your site to make it suitable for trackers. TopoTrack maximizes both capacity and yield while virtually eliminating grading,” said Glen Davis, CEO of Sunfolding. “We’re making solar projects easier to develop, build and operate, and more profitable to own.”
The posts, actuators, and purlins for TopoTrack ship from U.S. production facilities. Sunfolding sources over 90% of the tracker bill of materials from a 250-mile radius in the Midwest to reduce shipping lead times.
“Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is pointing to unprecedented solar growth and a shift towards infrastructure with low impact on the planet combined with positive impact on the U.S. economy. This is what Sunfolding provides,” said Leila Madrone, founder and CTO of Sunfolding. “Sunfolding makes it possible to build solar plants with no grading and no disruption of natural ecosystems due to the flexibility of our unique drive system. And our mechanical and structural components are domestically sourced from the US auto industry.”
Sunfolding will display TopoTrack in the Solar Power International exhibition hall at RE+, September 20-22, in Anaheim, California at booth #1220 to see TopoTrack.
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