October 16th, 2015 SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SunLink Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire theG10 Quantum™ Utility PV Tracker from Tempe, AZ-based ViaSol Energy Solutions, LLC, a leader in highly engineered PV tracking solutions.
“Our customers have long been asking us to put our engineering excellence to work in connection with a single-axis tracker product, as these products continue to be the solution of choice for many large scale ground mounted projects, particularly in the western U.S.”
“Our customers have long been asking us to put our engineering excellence to work in connection with a single-axis tracker product, as these products continue to be the solution of choice for many large scale ground mounted projects, particularly in the western U.S.,” explains SunLink CEO Christopher Tilley. “We spent a lot of time looking at the tracking landscape, including designing our own tracker, and found the G10 Quantum tracker provides an optimum solution for the solar industry. ViaSol Energy Solutions has demonstrated a high level of engineering sophistication and an innovative product design with this product, and they have the installation track record to confirm it translates into real-world project success.”
Using drive components that have been proven over decades in the heavy equipment industry, each power unit drives up to 1 MW of solar modules. Competitive tracker systems require two to four times as many power systems per MW – which means SunLink’s ViaSol tracker boasts both reduced installation labor and the lowest equipment cost of any proven tracking system on the market today. In addition, installation time is cut by terrain following capability that is enhanced by the widest misalignment tolerances in the industry.
In acquiring the proven technology, SunLink immediately earns a leadership position in the tracker space, able to point to proven utility scale installations that have been operating successfully since 2008.Type your paragraph here.
September 30, 2017 Tempe, Arizona-- Solpower Green Pvt. Ltd. gains exclusive control of the tracker offering in global markets following SunLink Corporation's decision to discontinue offering a central drive tracker product for the US market and to cease engineering and sales support for the ViaSol tracker in India and other markets. Mr. Chetan Trivedi expressed his continued enthusiasm for the well proven, reliable and cost effective design, stating " In side by side performance comparisons, this tracker is proving superior to all other offerings in the Indian market. We have continued to improve on both the M1-D controller and mechanical system both for reliability and cost. Unlike our indigenous competitors, who have responded to price pressure by cutting corners on material and design, we have followed the ViaSol philosophy that "built to last" is more cost effective. In our latest round of engineering improvement, we have upgraded the controller with up-to-date industrial electronics that are equally durable, less costly, and have improved features compared to previous. We also followed the path of continuous improvement on the mechanical system to provide ever greater durability and ease of assembly, while at the same time improving material efficiency and reducing overall cost. We are proud of this achievement and can confidently state the our wind tunnel tested and bankable design is the only Tier 1 quality tracker offered today in India that meets both price and reliability requirements that are essential to achieving project finance hurdle rates."
March 25th, 2015 SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SunLink Corporation continues to solidify its leadership position in the commercial and utility solar market by finalizing the acquisition of the SunLink ViaSol Tracker — proven on such high profile, multi-megawatt projects as Arizona State University and USAA’s Phoenix Campus sites, as well as a Southern California community solar project for NRG Energy. Applying SunLink’s engineering expertise to the tracker market for the first time, the SunLink ViaSol Tracker features installation and O&M benefits through the utilization of industry standard, off-the-shelf components and a streamlined design.
“As the leader in ground-mount solutions, SunLink is the perfect company to enhance and scale this proven single-axis tracker technology,” said Michael Maulick, CEO of SunLink. “We’ve been watching this segment with keen interest for quite some time, and now thanks to significant gains in module efficiencies, the economics of trackers have finally gotten to the point where an investment made sense for our company and for our customers. Lowered project costs, coupled with the current ground-mount market boom, motivated our move to command the tracker space with a reliable and extremely price-competitive solution for our partners.”
According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review, 8.1 GW of PV is forecasted to be installed in 2015. Of that total, approximately 5 GW is likely to be utility-scale and commercial ground-mount projects. Now offering a full range of trusted fixed tilt and tracker ground-mount solutions, SunLink is better able to support customers that are tapping into this market potential, especially the more than 65 percent of ground-mount projects being built with tracker technology today.
SunLink’s ViaSol single-axis tracker features a robust central drive that delivers 25+ year durability, lower hardware costs and higher reliability while requiring significantly less maintenance than distributed driven products. Using drive components that have been proven over decades in the heavy equipment industry, each power unit drives up to 1.3 MW of solar modules.