TrinaTracker, the business unit of Trina Solar Co Ltd has obtained the global safety validation, a UL 3703 Certificate, for its dual-row Agile 1P tracker series.
The UL 3703 is regarded as a comprehensive and authoritative evaluation standard for solar trackers. The certificate is issued by Underwriters Laboratories, an entity approved by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the United States.
TrinaTracker Agile 1P complies with the requirements of UL 3703 standard for solar trackers and exemplifies Agile 1P’s excellent technology, durable performance and high reliability. The UL 3703 standard also certifies the system’s design, electrical and mechanical aspects.
Agile 1P is highly efficient, has great energy output and extra adaptability, a result of its 1P dual-row design and shorter tracker configuration. It also includes advanced wind engineering, a dual-drive system and globally exclusive patented spherical bearing. Moreover, the solar system incorporates the TrinaTracker SuperTrack algorithm, which can deliver an extra yield gain up to 8% and reduces LCOE.
TrinaTracker’s Agile1P passed the complete evaluation required by UL, which includes reliability assessments such as overload, power restoration, locked platform, emergency stop, dielectric test, humidity cycling, metallic coating thickness test, rain and sprinkler test and bonding path resistance tests.
Hua Zhu, certification manager at UL, said: “Our assessment involves rigorous inspections and evaluations of the tracker, including mechanical and electrical aspects. Agile 1P has passed the UL 3703 certification process. We congratulate Trina Solar on their success.”
Duan Shunwei, head of the tracker business unit at Trina Solar, said: “As global solar leaders focused on achieving the highest return on investment for our clients, we offer a new-generation of trackers fully compatible with ultra-high power modules, designed to produce maximum energy yield while reducing BOS costs and LCOE.”
Earlier, Agile 1P received IEC certification and was underwent an extensive and rigorous wind tunnel test performed by Cermak Peterka Petersen Inc, a global wind engineering consultancy leader, in which its design and stability were validated.