Study Finds GameChange Solar’s Genius Tracker(TM) Requires 28% Less Labor

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GameChange Solar, a leading provider of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants, has released the results of a comprehensive third-party time study on the installation of its solar tracker, Genius Tracker™. The study, conducted by Eclipse-M, a prominent provider of OEM time studies, concluded that the Genius Tracker™ required 28% less labor for construction compared to the average of three relevant 1P trackers in the market.

The time study was based on field observations at a 456 MW solar power plant in Texas, GameChange Solar’s training facility, and several other projects where Eclipse-M conducted on-site observations over the past five years. These data were then compared to historical records of similar activities in Eclipse-M’s database for other industry-relevant trackers. Charles Bishop, Vice President of Field Operations at GameChange Solar, collaborated closely with Eclipse-M for a 3-month period to help them gather accurate data from the sites.

The key findings of the study include:

  • The Genius Tracker™ 1P system demonstrated significant productivity benefits compared to the competition, requiring 28% less labor for construction than the average of three relevant 1P trackers in the market.
  • GameChange Solar’s emphasis on factory pre-assembly and a relatively low number of components greatly streamlines installation processes, reduces workforce requirements, and simplifies logistics and material handling.
  • The SpeedClamp™ system allows for module installation with just two screws per module, including the attachment of the module clamp itself.
  • The drive system and construction of the Genius Tracker™ IP is considered best-in-class in terms of megawatt (MH/MW) productivity. Module installation is significantly faster than other relevant 1P trackers in the market.
  • Innovative features, such as the two-piece pipe mounting system, contribute to faster and more precise installation with potential adjustments in all desired directions.
  • GameChange Solar provides customers with an advanced online shipment tracking portal that provides real-time logistics information down to the container contents level, facilitating efficient shipment planning in accordance with construction schedules.
  • Key factors contributing to this productivity result include construction enhancements, streamlined tool requirements, easy-to-install unique components, and comprehensive construction support services provided by GameChange Solar.
  • Lean construction methods could reduce labor by up to 40% in standard wind locations.

“The findings of this time study demonstrate GameChange Solar’s commitment to our customers in how we innovate the construction and logistical efficiency of our solar trackers,” said Derick Botha, Director of Sales at GameChange Solar. “We are proud to offer our customers a solution that not only maximizes energy output but also minimizes construction time and labor costs.”

The complete report is available upon request via email at [email protected].

For more information about GameChange Solar and its Genius Tracker™ system, visit https://gamechangesolar.com/tracker.

About GameChange Solar

GameChange is a leading global provider of solar tracking solutions used in municipal and ground-mounted distributed solar power projects worldwide. We have delivered over 30 GW of solar trackers and fixed-tilt systems that combine rapid installation, reliable quality, and unmatched value thanks to state-of-the-art engineering, innovative design, and high-volume manufacturing. Our products enable solar panels in power plants to track the sun’s movement across the sky, optimizing power plant performance while protecting the system from adverse weather conditions.

About Eclipse-M

Eclipse-M is a leading provider of OEM time studies, lean construction systems and EPC training, as well as project realization systems. Eclipse-M has provided services to projects totaling over 6 GW.

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GameChange Solar, a leading provider of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants, recently conducted a comprehensive third-party time study on the installation of its solar tracker, Genius Tracker™. The study, conducted by Eclipse-M, concluded that the Genius Tracker™ required 28% less labor for construction compared to the average of three relevant 1P trackers in the market [1].

The time study was based on field observations at a 456 MW solar power plant in Texas, as well as GameChange Solar’s training facility and several other projects where Eclipse-M conducted on-site observations over the past five years. These data were then compared to historical records of similar activities in Eclipse-M’s database for other industry-relevant trackers [1].

The key findings of the study highlight the significant productivity benefits of the Genius Tracker™ 1P system compared to the competition. It required 28% less labor for construction, which can result in cost savings for developers and installers [1].

GameChange Solar’s emphasis on factory pre-assembly and a relatively low number of components greatly streamlines installation processes, reduces workforce requirements, and simplifies logistics and material handling [1]. The company’s SpeedClamp™ system allows for module installation with just two screws per module, including the attachment of the module clamp itself [1]. This efficient installation process contributes to the overall reduction in labor requirements.

In addition, the drive system and construction of the Genius Tracker™ IP are considered best-in-class in terms of megawatt (MH/MW) productivity. The module installation is significantly faster than other relevant 1P trackers in the market [1]. Innovative features, such as the two-piece pipe mounting system, also contribute to faster and more precise installation with potential adjustments in all desired directions [1].

To further support efficient shipment planning, GameChange Solar provides customers with an advanced online shipment tracking portal that offers real-time logistics information down to the container contents level [1]. This feature facilitates timely delivery of components and materials, ensuring alignment with construction schedules.

The study also recognizes the role of construction enhancements, streamlined tool requirements, easy-to-install unique components, and comprehensive construction support services provided by GameChange Solar in achieving the significant labor reduction [1]. Lean construction methods have the potential to reduce labor by up to 40% in standard wind locations, further enhancing the benefits of GameChange Solar’s solar trackers [1].

GameChange Solar’s commitment to innovation in construction and logistical efficiency is evident in their goal to maximize energy output while minimizing construction time and labor costs [1]. The company’s Director of Sales, Derick Botha, emphasized the importance of these findings in meeting customers’ needs [1].

For more information about GameChange Solar and its Genius Tracker™ system, visit the GameChange Solar website: GameChange Solar [2].

GameChange Solar operates in the solar tracking solutions industry, providing solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants. Their products aid in optimizing power plant performance by enabling solar panels to track the sun’s movement across the sky and protecting the system from adverse weather conditions [3].

Regarding market forecasts, the solar industry is experiencing significant growth globally. According to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), cumulative installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is expected to reach 8,000 GW by 2050, demonstrating the long-term potential for solar energy [4]. This growth presents opportunities for companies like GameChange Solar to expand their market share and contribute to the sustainable energy transition.

However, the solar industry also faces challenges. One major concern is the fluctuation in government policies and regulations regarding renewable energy incentives and subsidies. These policy uncertainties can impact investment decisions and create market instability [5].

Additionally, the cost of solar panels and related equipment has been a significant barrier to widespread adoption. While the prices have been decreasing over the years, making solar energy more accessible, the initial investment still poses a challenge for some potential customers [6].

Overall, the solar industry offers immense potential for growth and innovation. Companies like GameChange Solar are actively addressing labor efficiency and construction challenges through technological advancements and streamlined processes, contributing to the continued development of renewable energy solutions.

References:
1. Leading Industry Study Shows GameChange Genius Tracker™ Reduces Construction Installation Labor by 28%
2. GameChange Solar – Genius Tracker™ System
3. GameChange Solar – About Us
4. IRENA – The Role of Solar Photovoltaic in the Post-COVID Transition
5. Solar winds ahead as China renewables investment ramps up
6. How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?