photovoltaic industry
Actuators for the renewable energies – photovoltaic field

MecVel electric linear actuators are used also in the renewable energies industry, first of all in the photovoltaic field, for handling solar concentrators and panels.

Previewing growth and expansion of this market, MecVel has developed solutions respecting the environment and dedicated to optimising solar tracking processes, specifically:

  • Photovoltaic panels and solar concentrators: inclination and rotation through electric linear actuators, customized according to application technical specifications

Electric linear actuators allow rows of panels and concentrator cells the chasing sun movements, for the whole day. Continuously adjusting their position and orientation to store the maximum amount of energy to be converted into electricity.

To achieve maximum efficiency, the rays must be always perpendicular to the photovoltaic module surface.

Moreover, photovoltaic plants using electric linear actuators, applied to one or two rotation axes increase productivity when compared to fixed photovoltaic systems.

The proposed technology has the advantage of being performing, precise and at the same time eco-friendly, less impacting than a hydraulic or pneumatic system.

These linear motion devices are reliable and strong, ensuring a long life for the application. Since their static load is higher than the dynamic one, they resist even in the case of harsh climatic conditions such as extreme wind.

Read the article on the photovoltaics dedicated range of actuators, or download the flyer!