TrinaTracker, a leading tracker manufacturer and business unit of Trina Solar Co., Ltd., has released a new white paper that explains the implementation of innovative solutions to increase tracker system lifecycle reliability and reduce operating and maintenance (O&M) costs.
TrinaTracker’s “Preventive operation and maintenance strategies” result in more efficient and limited O&M. The initial design concept together with the implementation of quality procedures and smart monitoring reduces OPEX costs and risk of energy loss due to plant downtime that occurs during the implementation of repairing and replacing tasks in the operational phase of the project.
For TrinaTracker the importance of preventive design is paramount for preventing failure rate, and quality standards are crucial to achieve continuous plant availability. TrinaTracker achieved a considerable reduction in failure rates with the new optimized tracker designs of Agile 1P and Vanguard 2P, which incorporate up to a 33% reduction in component count. Reducing parts leads to an overall decrease in failure rates and O&M costs.
Álvaro Gallegos, Head of Project Management at TrinaTracker, stated: "TrinaTracker has always focused on increasing the trackers’ reliability and reducing O&M activities, aiming its resources to decrease failure rate and achieve optimum energy production. TrinaTracker's own internal validation methodology establishes strict testing to ratify the components' high-quality standards. The components do not receive internal validation until they proved to achieve the targeted failure rate established for each one."
The white paper content was also illustrated in a recent TrinaTracker webinar. Along with a number of speakers, Steve Caldwell, Senior Project Manager at Enzen Australia, provided valuable insights gathered from his broad experience of taking innovative approaches to operating and maintaining a vast capacity of renewable generator deployments worldwide. Caldwell said, "In a transitional world that is approaching a paradigm shift in energy production, the Renewables market is a competitive jungle. I have found that focusing on some basic principles will inevitably lead to market leadership. Firstly, understand the industry best practices; secondly, match performance against that standard; and thirdly, identify areas of opportunity to optimise the offering. OPEX is one such area."
The speakers showed their estimated O&M cost reduction calculation that is attained by the installation of the new tracker series of Agile 1P and Vanguard 2P. They also discussed the smart O&M solutions available for TrinaTracker customers including compatible mainstream cleaning robots and the proprietary TrinaTracker SCADA system.
To download the TrinaTracker O&M white paper, please visit: https://bit.ly/3vK6CXI
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Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is the world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV products R&D, manufacture and sales; PV projects development, EPC, O&M; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary systems development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy IoT brand, established the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance together with leading enterprises and research institutes in China and around the world, and founded the New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center. With these actions, Trina Solar is committed to working with its partners to build the energy IoT ecosystem and develop an innovation platform to explore New Energy IoT, as it strives to be a leader in global intelligent energy. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.
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