What happens to the Tracker when it is windy?

Solaflect PV Trackers are installed with anemometers that are constantly measuring wind speed. If the wind speed gets high enough, the Tracker will “stow” in a horizontal orientation. By going flat, the Tracker presents only a thin edge to the wind, which then slides by easily.

Once the wind has calmed, the Tracker automatically returns to its normal tracking function. While in the stowed position, the panels are facing straight upward. If this happens during the daytime, the panels will still produce energy, even if not quite as much as when facing directly at the sun.

A Solaflect PV Tracker at dawn on a windy day.
A Solaflect PV Tracker at dawn on a windy day.

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