Universal Solar Tracking Controllers

by | Apr 25, 2017

3 Hardware Platforms covers all solar tracking applications.

  • 2400 Series software ealily expands from 1 Tracker to pods of 4 or 8 to hundreds to thousands.
  • Built on the NREL SPA (Solar Positioning Algorithm) as the primary positioning technology.
  • Each controller has 2 axis logic configurable for Azimuth and Altitude, Azimuth only or Altitude only.
  • All motor types including DC brushed or brushless motors, AC motors
  • All actuator types including Slew drives,  linear actuators or hydraulic pistons. Contact us for special designs.
  • All sensor types including Hall effect, optical encoder, inclinometer, high accuracy optical (solar-mems).
  • Anemometers (Pulse inputs), weather stations (Modbus)
  • All signal types including 4-20 mA, 0-10VDC or 0-5VDC, Modbus TCP or RTU.

VT-IPM2M 113/213 SPA Series

Controller with Onboard I/O for a dual axis or 2 single axis trackers

  • Onboard I/O controlling 2 individual axis
  • DC Outputs to DC Relay or AC Contactor
  • Industrial platform -40C to 70C Operating Temp.
  • Serial Ports 1 RS485 1 RS232
  • Modbus RTU/TCP & DNP3 Slave
  • GRIDview enabled

Starting At $995 USD

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VT-MIPM 135 SPA Series

Controller with Onboard I/O requiring direct control of small groups of trackers

  • Onboard I/O controlling 4 individual axis
  • DC Outputs to DC Relay or AC Contactor
  • Industrial platform -40C to 70C Operating Temp.
  • Serial Ports 1 RS485 2 RS232
  • Modbus RTU/TCP & DNP3 Slave
  • GRIDview enabled

Starting At $1595 USD

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ST-IPM 6350 Series ADR

Use as a Master Controller for large Grid Connected Solar Fields with Remote I/O

  • Remote High Density I/O for thousands of trackers
  • Industrial platform -40C to 70C Operating Temp.
  • 5 Ethernet Ports – 2 Networks with individual MAC addresses
  • Serial Ports 1 RS485 2 RS232
  • Modbus RTU/TCP & DNP3 Slave
  • GRIDview enabled

Starting At $2495 USD

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EtherTRAK-2 High Density I/O Modules

Use as Remote I/O to distribute control logic throughout a large field.

  •  1 Input Module & 1 Output Module per station.
  • 8 dual axis or 16 single axis trackers.
  • Industrial platform -40C to 70C Operating Temp.
  • 2 Ethernet Ports to daisy chain stations together.
  • Configurable ring networks for reliability
  • Serial Ports 1 RS485
  • Modbus RTU/TCP

 32 Digital Input Module

E2-32DI24-D specifications …

Starting At $595 USD

8 Analog, 24 Digital Inputs, 8 Digital Outputs Module

E2-MIX24880-D  specifications …

Starting At $895 USD

 32 Digital Output Module

E2-32DO24-D specifications …

Starting At $595 USD