Solar-Power Tracking System (STS)
Over the past 15 years, Mass Megawatts has continually strived to innovate and improve alternative energy systems and technologies. This includes new innovations that significantly improve the efficiency of solar-power systems. Our latest innovation, the Mass Megawatts Solar-Power Tracking System (STS), is designed to increase solar energy production by 28% with only a 5% increase in system cost.
[Pictured above is the Solar-Power Tracking System Prototype located in Worcester Massachusetts. Please See our new STS videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTV6wWzfbFg.]
The patented, STS technology is designed to automatically adjust the position of solar panels to receive an optimal level of direct sunlight throughout the day as the sun travels from east to west. This delivers a 28% increase in solar-power generation as compared to stationary, non-tracking configurations. Unlike other solar tracking technologies, the Mass Megawatts STS utilizes a low-cost tracking framework that adds stability to the overall system while improving energy production levels.
[Future versions of the STS will offer a dual-tracking capability, which improves solar-power generation by an additional 10%.]
The STS utilizes a revolutionary, patent-pending framework that significantly reduces the torque required to adjust the position of solar panels throughout the day. Unlike other tracking technologies that apply a vertical, up-and-down motion, the STS rotates the solar panels into position using a horizontal motion. The amount of torque needed to accomplish this movement is minimal, and can be accomplished with a simpler, lower-cost design.
The STS framework also allows multiple solar units to share the same tracking mechanism. Instead of applying a separate tracker to each independent solar unit, many solar-power units can be ‘daisy-chained’ together to share the same tracking mechanism with the same actuator. This dramatically reduces the cost to implement a solar tracking solution at larger capacity installations, with costs projected to drop from 30% to 5%. A substantial savings that significantly improves ROI and shortens the payback-period. With the Mass Megawatts STS, you get a 28% increase in solar-power generation with a minimal increase in capital expenditures.
[Low-cost, UL listed, tracking components can be shared by many solar-power units.]
The STS framework supports most solar panel brands and can be retrofitted to existing solar-power systems. The STS is also designed to withstand high-winds and extreme weather with the use of bumpers and shock absorbers that prevent sudden erratic movements during high-wind periods. The bumpers provide a safe landing place for the solar panels in the event of extreme weather, while the shock absorbers stabilize the panel movements during high winds. This improves the overall stability and efficiency of the Mass Megawatts STS.
The STS allows commercial and residential solar-power users, as well as developers, to lower the costs associated with solar-power generation. The targeted power-capacity can been reached with fewer solar panels and/or power-generation can be increased far beyond current levels. In many locations, this improved power-output translates into a 40% rate of return for the customer with investment payback occurring in the 3rd year. Further, by taking advantage of a lease program or power purchase agreement (PPA) arrangement with the company, a customer may realize an immediate, positive cash flow, as energy savings and/or revenues can exceed the monthly payment due.
Starting at 6.25 kW rated units, a Mass Megawatts STS system is appropriate for ground-level, residential and business sites, as well as, commercial, roof-top installations, and has a rated life expectancy of 30 years. Installation can be completed in a few business days, and there is no annual, routine maintenance to perform. Mass Megawatts coordinates all aspects of system delivery, including permitting,installation, and working to obtain any available tax incentives. They monitor the performance of each system, and provide a full, performance guarantee.
Contact Mass Megawatts today for more information and learn how you can get a lost-cost Mass Megawatts Solar Power Tracking System at your location.
Solar Power System
Mass Megawatts offers a variety of low-cost, high-efficiency, solar power solutions that are ideal for residential and business locations. Each system is designed for durable, long-term, maintenance-free operation, with scalable capacity to meet the energy needs of residential, small commercial, and large commercial customers.
A Solar Power System from Mass Megawatts can significantly lower your electrical bill while adding value to your home or business. While it depends on several factors, typical savings for Solar Power customers can range between 20 to 50%.
Also, with available government incentives for solar power investments, you may be able to recoup a large percentage of the system cost after the first year. (This includes a 30% Federal tax credit for solar power investments.) In some cases, you may be able to recover close to 50% of the original cost within the first year. This is a great opportunity to save money while switching to an environmentally-friendly energy source.
Solar power systems from Mass Megawatts utilize an innovative, solar-tracking technology within a patent-pending, structural design to increase energy generation levels while also reducing material costs. This allows Mass Megawatts to offer solar power solutions at industry-low, price levels.
Depending on where you live, there can also be significant state and local incentives available for homeowners and businesses that invest in solar. These programs allow you to recoup thousands of dollars after the first year of installation. This includes state solar rebates and also with Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) programs. Not only can these reduce the initial cost, but can provide ongoing revenues for solar power producers.
Mass Megawatts makes the process to go Solar easy. They handle all aspects of system installation and delivery, including a free site-evaluation and proposal to help you fully understand the cost and benefits of making the switch to Solar.
Mass Megawatts also provides a full guarantee on the operational performance of the system. Simply put, if it doesn’t generate the expected level of energy, then Mass Megawatts will pay you the difference. Likewise, any needed maintenance and/or repairs are fully covered for the first 10 years as well.
To get started, please fill out the contact form above to find out how you much money you can save by switching to solar power. We look forward to helping you go solar!