SKF (www.skf.com) has announced that its Solar Linear Actuator-CASD-60 helps reduce CO2 emissions by raising a solar panel’s energy production by 5.8 MWh/year.
Based on a world power grid mix CO2 factor of 0.749 kg CO2/kWh, this translates to a reduction per solution of 4.4 tons of CO2 per year. Unlike rigid PV solar panel systems, the solar linear actuators increase power generation by 15 percent, on average.
“Harnessing renewable energy is one of the most effective solutions for reducing carbon dioxide,” said Mahdi Sebti, Global Segment Manager at 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.”
The figures are applicable for 58 sq m panels equipped with an SKF Solar Linear Actuator, CASD-60. The results may vary depending on the size of the panel. Larger panel yields more environmental benefit since the actuator’s production and waste treatment does not significantly affect the results.
A part of the BeyondZero Portfolio product, the solar linear actuators seamlessly combine robust design, virtually maintenance free-operation, easy installation and reduced downtime to effectively reduce solar power generation costs while increasing profitability and productivity.
Specifically developed for 20-year service life, the CASD-60 solar linear actuators can withstand severe outdoor environments and are ideally suited for use in photovoltaics, concentrating solar power systems or concentrating photovoltaics.