The Santa Luzia photovoltaic complex, located in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, made up of nine units totaling 520 MW, will have Vanguard1P trackers, optimized with SuperTrack artificial intelligence, supplied by Trina Solar.
Developed by Rio Alto Energias Renováveis, the Santa Luzia complex, located in the state of Paraiba, in northeastern Brazil, began construction this year and is expected to conclude in 2024.
When the nine plants that make up the park are operational, it is estimated that they will be able to produce enough energy to supply 123,000 homes in the region and prevent the emission of 380,000 tons of carbon monoxide.
When Aneel’s granting of permits for its construction was announced in October last year, a forecast of more than 433 million dollars in investments.
According to a statement, it is expected that “the first trackers will arrive in Brazil in February next year, while the remaining deliveries will be made sequentially until the end of 2023.”
From Trina Solar they explain that Rio Alto will use bifacial modules that will be installed in Trina’s Vanguard1P trackers, a model launched last January and used in the Qinghai-Henan Solar Park, in China, the second largest solar plant in the world, according to what is claimed.
Among the particularities of the Vanguard1P model, it is mentioned that “it offers great stability and has a double damping system, which provides more security against strong gusts of wind”, in addition “it has individual rows with wireless communication and energy provided by the project modules themselves.
More technical data abounds in that “the SuperTrack artificial intelligence system acquired by Rio Alto manages to significantly reduce the shading of one module over another in cases of uneven terrain.” In that sense, “by themselves, solar trackers provide an increase of between 15% and 20% in power generation compared to fixed structures.”
And he adds: “if they are combined with artificial intelligence systems, the increase can be even greater: between 3% and 8% compared to traditional followers.”
“The design of our trackers maximizes the energy efficiency of the bifacial modules -said the Sales Director of TrinaTracker in Latin America and the Caribbean, Marcus Fabrino-, with the intelligent control system SuperTrack, it is possible to adjust the best angle in real time monitoring, taking into account both direct and diffuse radiation through an intelligent algorithm”.
“SuperTrack will be able to independently control each row of trackers, mitigating the loss of energy caused by the shadows of one row over the other in inclined areas, such as that of the Santa Luzia Complex,” he added.
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