Solar trackers do not always reach their maximum production due to the differences in height between rows that cause shadows, or in conditions of diffused light which reduce the production of the standard astronomical tracking systems. The DEGER patented MLD tracking system improves performance by allowing each tracker to be at the point of maximum brightness and thus compensate for geographical variations and real-time weather changes.
Systems with astronomical tracking position all rows of the solar park identically and do not capture as much light as they could. If the weather changes and becomes cloudier, the energy generation falls. The reason for this is the tracking angles that were “right” for astronomical trackers in direct sunlight conditions, do not collect as much solar energy when the light is defuse, as DEGER trackers do with the MLD system.
The CTC -Central Control Tracker- is the new software for monitoring and control of the DEGER single axis trackers. Through a CAN-BUS communication, all the trackers communicate with a central computer that houses the CTC Software.
With the DEGER CTC software, it is possible to define east and west end positions manually, therefore solar tracking systems are exposed to less shading and therefore provides more yield than standard astronomical tracking systems with backtracking technology.
Along with the shadow management system, the CTC software also allows the ability to set the cleaning positions of the trackers, storing performance/position/maintenance data and to receive automatic e-mails in case of emergency conditions.