SKF Solar Linear Actuators reduce CO2 emissions while increasing solar power generation
SKF has announced that the SKF Solar Linear Actuator-CASD-60, a BeyondZero Portfolio product, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions by increasing the energy production from one solar panel by 5.8 MWh/year. This equates to a reduction per solution of 4.4 tonnes CO2/year* (according to world power grid mix CO2factor of 0.749 kg CO2/kWh). On average, a 15% increase in power generation can be anticipated in comparison to rigid PV solar panel systems.
“Harnessing renewable energy is one of the most effective solutions for reducing carbon dioxide,” says Mahdi Sebti, Global Segment Manager, SKF Renewable Energy, Solar. “SKF’s advanced electromechanical technology offers improvements over today’s maintenance-intensive solutions and delivers high performance, accuracy and efficiency by accurately tracking the sun’s position throughout the day and throughout the seasons.”
Figures are valid for 58 m2 panels fitted with an SKF Solar Linear Actuator, CASD-60. For another size of panel, the results will be different. The larger the panel, the larger the environmental benefit, since the production and waste treatment of the actuator is of minor importance to the results.
Designed to custom solar industry requirements, the SKF Solar Linear Actuator can be used with photovoltaics, concentrating photovoltaics or concentrating solar power systems.
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