Desert challenge for photovoltaic plants

PVH solar tracker desert areas

PVH’s solution designed for extreme conditions

Solar plants are often located in areas with extreme weather and PV trackers must be designed accordingly. Our single-and multi-row solar trackers have proven to be ideal for these harsh conditions, where electronics can deteriorate rapidly.

Robustness. Quality. Resistance.

High temperatures, up to 50°C in the shade, make the electronic components and their durability very vulnerable. Also, it is not possible to consider solutions with batteries due to the high replacement costs in a short time.

By reducing the number of these units by a factor of 15 and supply very robust ones, maintenance is substantially reduced while availability increases significantly..

Behavior against extreme and sudden wind speeds

In the desert, increases of wind speed may reach 25 m/sg unpredictably and it is not usual to take the tracker from 55 degrees to a stow position in less than 7 minutes.

Our solar trackers have proven to be able to withstand very high wind speeds in working position without suffering any damage.

Alarm against sandstorms

One of our priorities has been to anticipate meteorological events and to be able to foresee with time those situations, such as sandstorms, which can deteriorate the components.

The alarm allows reducing the abrasiveness of the sand, which also contributes to the deterioration of the PV modules and to position the tracker in stow position, with very little loss of production due to the low irradiation in those circumstances (300 w/m2).

Components resistant to extreme temperatures, abrasion and harshness