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DuraTrack HZ v3 with First Solar

DuraTrack HZ v3 with First Solar


The (r)evolution in tracker design continues

The latest evolution of the DuraTrack HZ v3 features an optimized interface for mounting First Solar thin-film modules. Together, these two powerhouses deliver superior energy performance and reliability to your solar plants for the best LCOE.

Greatest Reliability – Reducing the number of sensitive components has resulted in the highest operational uptime in the industry. Many other trackers have 166 potential failure points for every 1 in the DuraTrack HZ v3. First Solar modules also have years of proven reliability in harsh environments.

Highest Performance – Combine the high density made possible by the DuraTrack HZ v3 with First Solar’s thin film module performance advantage for winning returns. You can boost production within a tight footprint by taking advantage of up to 6% higher tracker density.

Optimized Installation – With the fewest fasteners of any option, DuraTrack HZ v3 provides a seamless mounting solution for First Solar modules. This streamlines the most labor-intensive step, adding up to big savings. The robust mounting interface is designed and tested to withstand up to 2400 pascals.

Zero Scheduled Maintenance – The tracker’s gearboxes are sealed and lubricated for life, resulting in zero scheduled maintenance. All tracker rows self-calibrate twice daily, ensuring that each row is always at the optimal tracking angle. Uninterrupted module rows create a robot-ready design permitting autonomous module cleaning.


Array Technologies made history in 2013 with the successful integration of First Solar thin-film modules on single-axis solar trackers at the 265 MW Mt. Signal Solar. The largest thin-film solar tracking facility in North America at the time, it boasts more than 3 million First Solar thin-film modules mounted on a DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking system.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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