BOS Components

The Amonix 7700 CPV Solar Power Generator features balance-of-system components factory-fabricated to integrate easily in the field. There are five subsystems in all:
 
MegaModule® subsystem – Concentrates the sun’s energy onto the solar cell that converts it into electrical energy. It consists of Fresnel lenses and multijunction solar cells. Each Amonix 7700 system consists of seven MegaModules.
 
Drive subsystem – Rotates the MegaModules in azimuth and elevation to track the sun. The drive system consists of a foundation, pedestal, rotating bearing head, torque tube, and hydraulic actuators.
 
Hydraulic subsystem – Applies hydraulic pressure to one side of the hydraulic actuators to move the torque tube and MegaModules in elevation and azimuth so that the system tracks the sun. The hydraulic system consists of hydraulic valves, accumulator, pump, reservoir, and pressure sensors.
 
Tracking control subsystem – Monitors sensors on the system, calculates required movements, and applies signals to the hydraulic valves to rotate the system to track the sun or stow during high winds.
 
AC/DC control subsystem – Combines the DC power from the individual MegaModules, converts it to AC power using off-the-shelf commercial inverters, and interfaces to the electricity grid.

The Amonix 7700 CPV Solar Power Generator is designed for unattended operation in either grid-connected or off-grid applications. It moves automatically from a night stow position to sun tracking throughout the day, typically generating electrical power whenever the Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) is above 400 W/m2.

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