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Solutions for solar tracking applications

Intelligent actuators from LINAK help solar panels follow the sun across the sky and give feedback to ensure a clear measurement.

Solar tracking

Actuator solutions improve output from solar power plants

As traditional fossil energy sources are phased out, the demand for optimising output from renewable energy sources will increase. In solar power plants with concentrators, accurate and optimal positioning is essential to ensure that sunlight is directed precisely towards powered devices.

With customised intelligent actuator solutions – single or dual axis – you get:

  • Sturdy and durable actuators certified to work in harsh conditions
  • Clean and lightweight low-maintenance solutions 
  • Intelligence - ability to integrate fully with other control systems

Viability and reliability are some of the main priorities for manufacturers of solar power plants. With large solar power plants come large investments. So, return on investment (ROI), increased output and minimal downtime play a significant part for customers and financial institutions. In modern solar power plants, intelligent actuators provide it all. They support several systems – Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) as well as Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

Use actuator solutions fit for harsh conditions
LINAK actuators for solar applications are thoroughly tested to endure even very tough environments. Heavy rain, strong winds, high or low temperatures and heavy loads in general are taken into consideration when choosing materials and designs.

Get a low-maintenance solution that is easy to install
Solutions with electric actuators have no hoses, pumps or compressors and thus no oil spills. This makes them clean and easier to install. Once installed, LINAK actuators take up less space than other solutions and require hardly any maintenance throughout their service life.

Monitor performance and assist service staff
LINAK actuator solutions are customisable and designed to communicate with other control systems. This means giving feedback and alarms to relevant staff preparing service on solar power plants. Furthermore, the increase of detailed position data helps staff finetune the plant and optimise production even more.

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Focus on solar tracking

Product catalogue presenting an overview of the LINAK solar product range - designed with all challenges in mind.

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