A Gimbaled Anemometer mounted to the top of the array measures wind speed and transmits the data to the Array CPU (Central Processing Unit) mounted to the solar tracker frame below. The anemometer’s gimbaled mount is manufactured from marine grade aluminum with stainless steel bearings.
A weather-tight computer, the Array CPU, receives data from the anemometer and sends the furl command to the tracker’s factory-installed elevation control motor when the wind reaches the specified speed to initiate furling. The CPU also communicates wirelessly with the optional in-house Solar Array Supervisor, enabling you to monitor conditions at the array.
A Furl Detection Sensor is used to ensure that the solar array has furled successfully when given the command by the Array CPU. The sensor is a sealed unit with no moving parts, designed for harsh outdoor environments.
Easy Installation. No trenching or new wires are required. All communications are wireless, reducing installation costs and complexity.
Secure Communications. Industry standard IEEE 802.15.4-encrypted digital wireless technology is used for all communications with the Furl-Kit CPUs. Each site is given a unique PAN, ensuring independent safe operation of all the arrays in your solar array farm.
Solar Tracker Compatibility. Currently, the Furl-Kit WT2012 can be installed on the Wattsun AZ-225 Dual-Axis Solar Tracker Array. Compatibility with other brands of solar arrays will become available as determined by demand. If you are interested in the Furl-Kit for your system, please let us know which solar array you have.
Wireless Communication with the Solar-Array SupervisorHow do you monitor the Furl-Kit?
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