AGRIVOLTAIC SOLAR ARRAY
FOR CATTLE PASTURE
Combine solar with agriculture.
Help the planet without changing your way of life.
RUTE SUNTRACKER brings agricultural production and solar energy generation together, with benefits to both.
The system uses raised cables 9' above the ground, providing superior support with less materials and lower cost. The same cables can provide tracking for increased energy generation and greater revenue, while the land beneath can then be used for cattle or livestock pastures.
Its elegant engineering has created the most cost effective way to provide utility-sized, dual-use solar.
GOOD FOR THE EARTH
Partial shade from raised solar panels improves soil health. Water stress is reduced by up to 50%, while crop resilience against hail and sudden temperature rises or drops is greatly increased.
RUTE SUNTRACKER disturbs less than 0.5% of the land, so you can reap these benefits without changing its function.
No grading. Rack pre-assembly means no overhead module lifting
Up to 28% more energy than fixed-tilt systems
Dual-use agriculture & solar. Better soil health. Shade is cool.
LEARN HOW SUNTRACKER BENEFITS YOU
Whether you are a landowner, developer or contractor, RUTE SUNTRACKER offers significant benefits. Learn more about how below.
Cables are used to both support the array and track the sun, providing the most efficient and cost effective PV design at height. Modern engineering and bridge design has been incorporated to reduce steel and concrete use / watt.
A RUTE SUNTRACKER array is pole mounted, but cable stayed, so ground penetrations are minimized and less impactful. The result is a beautiful matrix combining power and agriculture that can increase land utilization by over 70%.
North Dakota Pilot Array
In December 2021, a RUTE SUNTRACKER pilot array was erected in Standing Rock, North Dakota with support from the US Department of Energy. Experiencing wind speeds up to 60 mph, this was the perfect location for wind & cable load testing.
RUTE SUNTRACKER is now live at our Proving Ground at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC R&D) in Scappoose, OR, where component optimization and tracking software development is being completed.
"SunTracker is designed for large forces from wind and livestock. The ranch gets shade, moisture retention, healthier pasture & dual revenue.''