Proinso, the leading global distributor and integrator of solar PV modules, inverters, mounting systems, trackers and energy storage and management, has partnered with the Japanese electronics conglomerate and leading PV inverter manufacturer Omron, to launch Turnsole, a fully integrated solar tracking system.
With the solar tracker market maturing over the past decade there is a growing demand for fully integrated tracking solutions. Leveraging over 10 years of tracker experience and over 2.7 GW of PV footprint, Turnsole has been developed in synergy with Omron’s expertise in the development of the state-of-the-art control system.
Speaking at the launch Akira Enami, deputy general manager, Omron noted, “Solar trackers have demonstrated a strong technological advancement in the recent years, with power electronic playing an ever-increasing role. We are excited about strengthening our position in the global PV market with this new product and look forward to the next steps of our long-term strategic partnership with Proinso.”
Leveraging the significant combined experience in tracker development and power electronics of both partners, Turnsole ensures an optimized performance focused on longevity and reliability.
The product is fully integrated, using world-class solar PV components (modules, inverters, BOS) with horizontal single axis solar tracker at its core. It offers up to 25% increase in energy production (vis-à-vis fixed structure installations), while reducing installation and maintenance costs.
Equipped with adaptive back-tracking and +-110 degrees of rotation and an optimized design featuring 40 panels in a single row, Turnsole is suitable even for the most complicated shaped terrain. With the added advantage of Proinso’s Qualified Installer Network, it is the ultimate plug-and-play tracking system.
“We recognized the benefits of setting up manufacturing operations in India and two-years ago relocated its structures manufacturing in line with PM Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” plan. The tracker market is expected to exceed USD 7 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of over 17%, so there is a tremendous opportunity in this market segment,” stated Kunal Chandra, Managing Director, Proinso.
Adding, “We are confident that our unrivaled global distribution and Qualified Installer Network coupled with strategic partnerships will help us reach a primary position in this PV market segment by 2020.”