Top 8 tracker companies approve full compatibility with 210 modules, accelerat-ing PV industry into grid parity era
2021.02.22

Recently, eight world’s leading photovoltaic tracker makers, Arctech Solar, Array Technologies, GameChange Solar, IDEEMATEC, Nextracker, PVH, Soltec, TrinaTracker, have successively issued compatibility approvals for 210 Ultra-High Power solar modules, in recent months, the latest on Feb 3rd 2021, significantly promoting smooth chain collaboration in the industry and the reduction of LCOE, thus accelerates the pace of entering grid parity era.

 

The companies approving compatibility with 210 modules are as follows:

(Arranged in alphabetical order)

Company Name

Brand/Product Type

Module Compatibility

Time of Approval

Arctech Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

Skyline/Skysmart II

210 modules

Q1, 2020

Array Technologies Inc.

DuraTrack HZ v3

210 modules

Q1, 2021

GameChange Solar LP

GENIUS TRACKER™ 1P/ GENIUS TRACKER™ 2P

210 modules

Q1, 2021

IDEEMATEC Deutschland GmbH 

H4PLUS

210 modules

Q3, 2020

Nextracker Inc.

Nextracker products

210 modules

Q4, 2020

PV HARDWARE SOLUTIONS, S.L.U

Independent row Monoline™ (all its versions 1V, 3H and 2V); Multi-row: Axone™, Axone Duo™)

210 modules

Q1, 2021

SOLTEC ENERGIAS RENOVABLES S.L. 

SF7 & SF8

210 modules

Q1, 2021

Trina Solar Co., Ltd.

TrinaTracker (Vanguard™/Agile™)

210 modules

Q2, 2020

 

The tracker and module compatibility approvals from these global leaders in the tracker field demonstrate their recognition of the 210 modules’ high value and strong support in terms of comprehensive collaboration to facilitate the grid parity globally. On the other hand, the compatibility with ultra-high power modules will also raise the tracker’s system value and contributes to reducing costs in various scenarios.

Specifically, modules with low voltage design can realize a longer string, thereby reducing the number of strings and the cost of PV DC cables, reducing the LCOE, highlighting the power generation gains and cost advantages of high-power modules. In addition, low voltage modules facilitate land reduction in system design, consequently reducing tracker BOS. In addition, labor costs can be cut when the quantity of tracker shrinks. Ultimately, the combination of the 600W+ trackers and modules achieve a high power generation, low system costs and minimized system loss.

Apart from increasing system value, the compatibility of trackers with 210 ultra-high-power module deepens industrial win-win cooperation mechanism, which prominently started one year ago, Trina Solar released its first 210 modules, signaling a new era in the industry. Then in June 2020, industry-leading makers of silicon wafers, cells, modules, inverters, tracker systems, materials, EPC, as well as design institutes and professional research institutions and power plants jointly established the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, with more than 66 members up to now. Followed by recent full product launches by top inverter manufacturers such as Huawei, Sungrow, Sineng, SMA and others that support 210 modules. (https://www.trinasolar.com/en-glb/resources/newsroom/maworlds-leading-photovoltaic-inverter-brands-launch-products-compatible-210) The upstream and downstream collaboration mechanism of the industrial chain was thus formed.

Compatibility of trackers is another industry-wide strategic move that advances the application of 210 ultra-high-power module products on the system side. As the important links in the photovoltaic industry chain, inverters and trackers’ entrance to the 210 era, signifies the more seamless 210 industry chain collaboration, more mature PV ecological system and remarkable customer values.