Trackers in HelioScope

Single-axis Tracker Beta

Single-axis trackers are currently in Beta in HelioScope and are free to use while they remain an in-progress feature. Note that our third-party engineering review is in process and has not yet been completed, so the calculations are subject to change. 

How to Access

To access trackers, please contact to request the beta. Then go to your racking type in your Field Segment and select Single-axis Trackers from the options in the drop-down menu:

Tracker Specifications

Currently back-tracking is on for all trackers, and the tracking range is set to +/- 60°. Both of those will be configurable in the future but are hard-coded at the moment. 

When setting the  azimuth, think of the azimuth as the direction of the axis that trackers will rotate around. An azimuth value of 180° will result in the modules rotating to the east and west.

For module  orientation, the modules will be oriented based on the rotational axis rather than the azimuth. For example, for a system with an azimuth value of 180°, the module orientation will be based on the modules facing east/west.