Solar energy made up less than 5% of the United States’ electricity generation in 2021, however, this number is expected to grow exponentially in the coming decades, with estimates projecting that solar generation will make up 20% by 2050. Emerging players and advanced capabilities have made solar technology much more accessible in recent years with companies constantly improving the efficiency of systems where solar’s intermittency has proven to be a consistent obstacle. Overcast skies and limited sunshine reduce the amount of energy a panel can generate, however thanks to technology like solar tracking from Array Technologies, solar panel usage continues to accelerate, with 1 in every 2,400 households now installing solar technology annually.
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ground-mounting systems used in solar energy projects, Array’s utility-scale tracker technology is engineered to withstand the harshest conditions on the planet. Its high-quality solar trackers and sophisticated software maximize energy production and are helping to accelerate the adoption of cost-effective and sustainable energy.
The company’s principal product is an integrated system of steel supports, electric motors, gearboxes, and electronic controllers that move solar panels throughout the day to maintain an optimal orientation to the sun. This significantly increases their energy production and delivers a lower Levelized Cost of Energy than projects that use “fixed tilt” mounting systems, which do not move.
Furthermore, Array trackers use a patented design that allows one motor to drive multiple rows of solar panels through articulated driveline joints. To avoid infringing on Array’s patent, its competitors must use designs that are inherently less efficient and reliable.
In addition to market-leading hardware, Array also provides engineering services and project management to customize each client’s special requirements for optimized installation, commissioning, and support.
As the global market for solar expands, so too has Array, with projects and offices in a growing number of countries. Over its 30-year history, the company has scaled from its manufacturing base in the U.S. to become a global provider of reliable and time-proven solutions.