Kinematics, a world leader in intelligent motion control, has launched Kinematics ONE, an all-in-one controller and actuator solution. The product allows solar structure OEMs to add tracking capabilities to their portfolio without the guesswork, cost and complexity of designing, integrating and acquiring the key components to enable tracker motion. The company is debuting Kinematics ONE next week at RE+ 2023 in Las Vegas, at Booth 538.
“Competitive pressures in the rapidly growing utility-scale solar market require providers to deliver competitive costs and bankable performance. Add the financial incentives for using trackers in the Inflation Reduction Act, and you have an enormous opportunity for Ground-Fixed-Tilt suppliers,” said John Payne, CEO, Kinematics, “Kinematics ONE gives established suppliers a competitive edge and enables smaller tracker suppliers to serve this growing market effectively.”
The new solution is ideal for C&I and utility-scale Ground-Fixed-Tilt structure providers seeking to add tracking capability to their product portfolio and existing tracker companies needing a cost-effective, modern, integrated, and supported solution. In addition, it provides the ideal solution to asset owners who need to re-power or upgrade the controls system within existing solar plant(s) for improved reliability and production performance.
Kinematics ONE is a complete actuation sub-system combining Kinematics drives, motors and intelligent controls in an easily integrated and commissioned package. This pre-integrated solution enables solar structure providers to specify the required structural design and loads easily so Kinematics can supply a turnkey system. This eliminates the need for the customer to engineer and qualify their own actuation and controls design. Additionally, Kinematics minimizes design risk by using components designed and tested to work together. Kinematics ONE is the easiest way for solar structure providers to deliver complete bankable tracker offerings to the market while eliminating the need to be actuation and controls experts.
“Kinematics ONE provides an essential capability to help us meet the demanding and evolving utility scale tracker system needs of the leading EPC firms on the largest solar projects in the country,” said Mike Fraenkel, CEO of SOL Components. “This fully integrated system will speed our development and certification process and ensure we deliver the best-in-industry tracker solutions.”
Kinematics ONE is the first solution to use the Wi-SUN FAN (Field Area Network) standard, proven in more than 100 million node installs in utility and critical infrastructure applications. Its utility-grade self-forming and self-healing network architecture simplifies commissioning and minimizes operation and maintenance costs. Kinematics ONE was designed to enable OEMs to meet the rigorous UL3703 standards and includes documentation needed for end-customers to certify their trackers easily.
Kinematics ONE integration planning will start immediately, with volume production beginning in the second half of 2024.
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