Bringing this innovative idea to life, L&T's Power Transmission and Distribution – Solar business added a new dimension to solar power generation. It designed and developed a solar tracker which generates more power from solar modules by tracking the sun's path. The enhanced collection of solar radiation on the panels, helped maximise power production.
L&T's horizontal single-axis solar tracker, designed in-house, moves 1200 solar panels mounted on 30 rows using a single gear drive housed in the middle. The movement is synchronized with precision of ± 1° even in desert winds. This technology evolved during the last 5 years. L&T constructed India's largest Vertical Single Axis Tracker plant in 2011. In 2015, L&T designed the Horizontal Single Axis Tracker.
The benefits of this technology are multifold: enhanced solar energy production, sustainable use of land and other resources, reduced CO2 emissions and more affordable solar energy.