The Tracker provides reliable, time-based movements throughout the day and returns to its home position at the end of the day.

  The Tracker uses a real-time clock which is far more reliable than other systems that use photo sensors and thermal expansion to orient to the sun.

  The Solar Time Tracker can have a north-south tilt option added to move the panels up and down to maximize seasonal placement of the sun in the sky.

  The Tracker comes with a powerful, high torque actuator that will provide years of trouble-free service.

  The Tracker can be set up to accommodate the size and number of your panels and can be installed in series to simplify maximum power output to meet your needs.

  The Tracker module is easy to set up with a bright LCD display showing position and time. It comes preprogrammed for your specific location based on your zip code.

  The Solar Time Tracker is constructed in the USA of the highest quality components. It is designed to be used indoors in a dry environment. The 1-year warranty covers any defects or unlikely failures.

 

Solar Time Tracker

Solar Time Tracker - Simply Solar GreenhousesIntroducing the Solar Time Tracker

The real solution to maximize the output of your solar panels. This solar tracker smoothly positions your panels throughout the day to accurately capture the maximum exposure of the sun. As we all know, the more power you generate, the more money in your pocket. Out system provides reliable, time base movements throughout the day and returns to its home position at the end of the day. Far more reliable than those systems using photo sensors and thermal expansion, and less expensive! It comes with a powerful high torque actuation that will provide you with years of trouble free service.

Solar Time Tracker by Simply Solar Greenhouses

The graph shows how much more effective collecting and storing solar power can be when utilizing the Solar Time Tracker configuration.

Solar Time Tracker by Simply Solar Greenhouses

This 6-inch pole is secured to the foun-dation and the support brackets for the solar array have been attached. The heavy-duty actuator is circled in red.

Simply Solar GreenhousesInstalling a Solar Time Tracker Pole starts with a solid foundation. The foundation for this 6-inch heavy duty pole measures 4’ x 4’ x 4’. The 4-inch pole requires a 3’ x 3’ x 3’ foundation.

Solar Time Tracker by Simply Solar Greenhouses

Solar Time Tracker control box is installed in an protected location to control the actuators on the pole. It is easy to set-up and operate with bright LCD display showing position and time. Rugged design provides years of trouble-free service. It’s use will maximize your panel’s output by 35-45%. Uses real time clock instead of unreliable sensors.

                   

Solar Time Tracker Panel Mounting Packages

 

                     Package 1               $4,400

Solar Pole Mount  7 feet tall, 4-inch, Schedule 40  (holds up to 8—60 cell panels)

Includes: 7 foot tall pole mount (A)
Module Clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller  East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                   Package 2             $5,872

Solar Pole Mount  10 feet tall, 6-inch Schedule 80 (Holds up to 8—72 cell panels)

Includes: 10 foot tall pole mount (A)
Modular Clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller  East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                   Package 3             $5,738

Solar Pole Mount  10 feet tall, 6-inch Schedule 80 (Holds up to 9—60 cell panels)

Includes: 10 foot tall pole mount (A)
Modular Clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller  East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                   Package 4             $5,761

Solar Pole Mount  10 feet tall, 6-inch, Schedule 80 (Holds up to 10-72 cell panels)

Includes: 10 foot tall pole mount (A)

Module clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller  East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                   Package 5             $5,836

Solar Pole Mount  10 feet tall, 6-inch, Schedule 80 (Holds up to 12-60 cell panels)

Module clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller  East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                    Package 6                  $6,028

Solar Pole Mount 10 feet tall, 6-inch, Schedule 80 (Holds up to 12-72 cell panels)

Includes: 10 foot tall pole mount (A)
Module clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

                    Package  7                 $6,237

Solar Pole Mount 10 feet tall, 6-inch, Schedule 80 (Holds up to 15-72 cell panels)

Includes: 10 foot tall pole mount (A)
Module clamps and Stopper Sleeves
Iron Ridge Rails (C)
Anchor Kit (D)
180’ Actuator Arm Bracket (130′ is also available) (E)
Solar Time Tracker Controller East-West (tilt is also available) (F)
Heavy Duty Actuator (G)
Shipping additional

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Can I add a north-south tilt option?

Yes. In order for the Solar Time Tracker to be able to move both east-west and north-south, an additional actuator is necessary.  Also, the single controller would have to be replaced with one of our controllers with this tilt option. The cost to add this option to a controller is about $950 and should be ordered at the time when placing the order for the entire system.

Can I also order solar panels from you?

The package pricing does not include any panels.  We do have the capability of supplying solar panels with your system.  We would need to know which size panel you would like to use.  We have 72 or 60 cell panels.

Can additional poles be added to increase the wattage?

Additional poles can be added and can be synchronized to work together.

Will solar power reduce my electric bill?

For many homeowners in the United States, it makes complete financial sense to invest in a solar system. That’s because solar panels can save you a significant sum on your monthly energy bill.

The exact amount that you save will depend on several factors, such as how much sun you get, how much electricity you’re using now, and what type of panels you purchase.

But if you get sun for at least part of the day, you will be able to lower your energy bill by purchasing solar panels.

Although solar systems can cost upwards of $20,000, most homeowners break even on them within 8 years of their purchase thanks to the savings they receive on their energy bills.

Once your solar payback period is over, you will get to continue benefiting from a reduced energy bill until your panels stop working. That means you could enjoy more than 20 years of significant energy savings after you’ve already broken even on your investment. 

 

Will having solar power increase the value of my home?

A solar power system is considered an upgrade to your home, much like a remodeled kitchen or a finished basement, so installing one will increase the overall value of your home. Solar homes tend to sell for more than non-solar houses.

Studies show that home-buyers tend to pay a premium when buying a solar-powered home. A particular study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimates that a solar power system increases the overall value of a home by an average of $15,000.

Does having solar power make environmental sense?

A major benefit of solar is the ability it gives you to reduce your carbon footprint. The continual dump of pollutants and excessive amounts of CO2 into the air from traditional non-renewable energy sources is putting the planet in danger. The continued reliance on fossil fuels makes it more and more difficult for the environment to keep the air clean. Researchers have shown that a residential solar panel system can solve the entire energy needs of a home with about 80% lower carbon emissions than fossil fuels. That’s a massive reduction, empowering you to do your part to fight climate change.

Will having solar power make me energy independent?

Many people choose solar because they wish to live a more independent lifestyle. Solar panels enable this by giving people a way to satisfy their energy needs without having to remain connected to the utility grid. Just keep in mind, to achieve true energy independence, you will likely need to supplement a residential energy system with a solar battery or two.

What are some solar industry word definitions?

Key Solar Energy Terminologies
If you are new to solar energy, then there are several key terms that will be unfamiliar to you initially. This section will help you get up to speed faster by defining some of the most important of those terms for you.

Alternative Energy
Also commonly referred to as renewable energy, alternative energy describes energy derived from sources such as the sun, wind, tidal, and geothermal heat, which are naturally renewable and cause less-to-no harm to the environment.

Balance of System (BOS)
BOS describes all physical components of the solar system outside of the panels, typically including inverters, wires, fuses, switches, fault detectors, racking and mounting hardware, monitoring system, etc.

Inverters
Often described as the brain of the solar power system, an inverter is a device that converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar power system into the alternating current (AC) electricity that powers most houses and places of businesses.

Kilowatt (Kilowatt Hours)
You will often see kilowatt shortened as kW and kilowatt-hour shortened as kWh. These are the units that energy consumption is measured in. Kilowatts measure the demand for power at a given point in time. Kilowatt-hours measure the consumption of power in an hour.

Meter
A meter is what your utility company uses to monitor how much electricity you consume in a month. Meters are also part of solar systems. They tell you how much energy your system has generated over a specific period.

Mounting System
A mounting system is what holds your solar panels in place. Roof-based mounting systems are most common but there are also ground-based options for homeowners who can’t add solar panels to their roofs.

Net Metering
Net metering is an electricity billing practice, of which there are several different types. The main thing to know is that it’s the practice of giving you credit for the excess solar energy that you generate and send back into the electrical grid.

Peak Sun Hours
Peak sun hours refer to the quality of the sunlight absorbed by solar panels. Expressed in kilowatt-hours per square meter (kWh/m2), peak sun hours refer to an hour’s worth of sunshine at an irradiance of 1 kilowatt per square meter (kW/m2)

Photovoltaic (PV)
Photovoltaic (PV) refers to the solar panel technology responsible for the direct conversion of sunlight into electrical power.

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