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Posted on June 21, 2022 by  & 
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TrinaTracker Highlights the Impact of AI on Solar PV

TrinaTracker Highlights the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Solar PV
TrinaTracker a leading tracker solution provider, explains the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Solar industry.
Oscar Aira, Head of Solutions Sales EMEA, illustrated the role that artificial intelligence plays in solar trackers to maximise energy production and minimise O&M costs. As an example, he spoke about the Trina Tracker proprietary self- learning, self-decision making, "SuperTrack Smart Control Monitoring System".
According to Mr. Aira, SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional algorithms. It combines Smart Tracking (STA) and Smart Backtracking (SBA) algorithms to enhance energy yield, particularly during periods of overcast weather, highly diffuse irradiance and complex, uneven terrains.
STA optimizes power production for bifacial modules in highly diffuse irradiance conditions considering the 12 different parameters included in the Trina Bifacial Irradiation Model. That means a more significant quantity of information than the data obtained by the only four parameters used by astronomical algorithms. Moreover, STA reduces tracker rotation times, extending the durability of the motors. SBA minimizes energy generation losses resulting from row-to-row shading in PV plants installed in terrains with multiple slopes. First, UAV sensing technology and power generation data simulate landscapes and shadings three-dimensionally. Then, the optimal backtracking angle is accurately defined by a machine learning algorithm and the Mini-Shading proprietary model.
Moreover, SuperTrack smart control system includes pyranometers and snow sensors, which data is shared between NCUs. Therefore, if a sensor fails, the trackers' operation is not affected, and energy production remains high. SuperTrack also integrates protection strategies that are actively responsive in extreme weather conditions.
Oscar Aira, also spoke about TrinaTracker smart Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) "Trina Smart Cloud" as an intelligent solution that minimises power loss, improves system performance and leads to a reduction of Operation and Management (O&M) activities, time, and costs. Trina Smart Cloud enables reliable and accurate operations across a wide range of weather conditions; Increases productivity from preventive diagnosis and O&M suggestions relying on comprehensive and reliable data analysis to ensure the stable operation of the whole PV station.
Oscar Aira stated: "Nowadays, mounting systems are not any more well-calculated structures that face the sun. There are state-of-the-art solar trackers that included effective and accurate communications components that exchange information to define optimum tracking angles defined by smart tracking algorithms without human intervention.
For more information on SuperTrack Smart Tracking Monitoring Control visit SuperTrack online
About TrinaTracker
TrinaTracker, is a leading tracker solutions provider that integrates manufacturing, design, deployment, smart tracking, intelligent O&M, and best-in-class life-cycle services. The company focused its R + D + I capabilities on developing innovative solutions to lower the energy price of its client. TrinaTracker has nearly two decades of experience in the solar industry and has developed more than 300 projects across the five continents. For more information, visit: TrinaTracker online
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