TrueCapture

TrueCapture

TrueCapture

TrueCapture™ is an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system proven to increase typical PV power plant energy by 2–6%.

TrueCapture boosts solar power plant production by continuously optimizing the tracking algorithm of each individual row in response to site features and changing weather conditions. Watch this video testimonial from D.E. Shaw’s CEO Bryan Martin on how TrueCapture is boosting energy yield on his company’s project sites.

Unlock Your Potential

TrueCapture combines advanced sensor, weather forecasting and machine-learning technologies to maximize energy yield. With its smart data capture and model-based predictive control software, TrueCapture helps customers maximize the benefits of their NEXTracker systems, generating more revenues with higher energy yields, better availability, and lower operating costs.

Optimize with Smart Control

From dusk to dawn, TrueCapture continuously dispatches optimal tracking algorithms to each tracker row, correcting for shading anomalies caused by uneven ground and changing weather conditions. The increase in power production widens the “shoulders” of the power production curve for any given day, resulting in better performance and lower LCOE

How does TrueCapture Work?

Data is the lifeblood of TrueCapture. Proprietary smart panel sensors provide real-time shading information on each tracker row, which is then processed by machine-learning software to build a virtual 3D model. TrueCapture’s intelligent control engine integrates the model with the latest meteorological data to calculate and send optimized tracking commands to every row.

White Paper: Optimizing Your Energy Yield 

TrueCapture boosts energy production and financial returns. Read more on:

  • Differential elevations from one tracker row to the next that cause either inter-row shading and/or a backtracking algorithm that is set too loosely, reducing energy yield for most of the field.
  • Diffuse light conditions that reduce energy yield when arrays follow standard astronomical tracking positions.

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Webinar: Maximizing PV System Performance with Single-Axis Trackers

This webinar will provide an opportunity for developers, financiers, and solar industry colleagues to hear from subject matter experts from NEXTracker, Clenera, and Greentech Media on:

  • TrueCapture technology overview
  • 100’s of MW of field trial results on TrueCapture from Alabama to India
  • Pairing bifacial with TrueCapture

VIEW WEBINAR AND READ Q&A.

pv magazine’s Array Changing Technologies Award 2018

pv magazine’s jury of independent experts from across the global PV industry selected TrueCapture as one of the year’s top solar innovations, due to its ability to provide a verified gain in energy production from an installation, and to maximize ground coverage, whilst compensating for terrain and other factors.

Validated by independent engineering firms Leidos, DNV-GL, and RINA, TrueCapture is compatible with most project sites.

VIEW AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT.

Resources

Need more information? Download additional resources here.

Name        Format
TrueCapture Data Sheet   PDF     Download
NX Horizon Data Sheet   PDF     Download
NX Flow Data Sheet   PDF     Download
NX Drive Data Sheet   PDF     Download
Corporate Overview   PDF     Download

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