IdeemaTec has once again demonstrated its engineering expertise and the flexibility of its horizontal tracking system. For the project, 64 safeTrack Horizon trackers are being optimised to accommodate 546 thin-film modules per unit.
A prerequisite for winning the contract for the solar farm planned near Omburo, which is 130 km north of Windhoek, was to offer a technical solution for the stress-free mounting of CIGS modules. This has been made possible thanks to the special design of the IdeemaTec tracker with its patented steel cable system. A diverse range of fixing points ensures that stresses are intelligently distributed, enabling the torsional forces on the module rack to be absorbed. This therefore ensures that thin-film modules can be used without any problems.
Another advantage is provided by the structural optimisation of safeTrack Horizon, which enables the foundations to be reduced. The tracking system requires just 250 pile foundations per MW, thus ensuring short installation times and lower investment costs.
IdeemaTec is responsible not only for supplying the tracker system but also for its correct commissioning. This is planned for the end of 2014. Once the solar farm has been completed, the energy generated will be fed into the grid belonging to the national utility, NamPower.