Kipp & Zonen SOLYS Gear Drive Sun Tracker
Kipp & Zonen

Kipp & Zonen SOLYS Gear Drive Sun Tracker

Product Number: 0381900

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The SOLYS is a fully automatic sun tracker with a payload up to 80kg, plus the widest temperature range and best performance.


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  • Meteorology Research
  • Solar Site Prospecting & Research
  • Utility-Scale Solar


High payload for multiple and / or heavy instruments

The high precision gear drive system requires no regular maintenance and is much more powerful than the belt drive system of the SOLYS 2. The maximum payload is increased to 80 kg and the torque is raised to 60 Nm, allowing SOLYS Gear Drive to carry multiple and/or heavy instruments and other loads. The integrated GPS receiver automatically configures location and very accurate time information upon installation.

Smart software for real-time status information

The included user interface software allows remote monitoring and logging of the tracker status, sun zenith and azimuth angles, GPS time and date and more. The software can also be used to set the communication parameters such as fixed or manual IP address and baud rate. The integrated Web Interface can be used to visualise (get and set) operational parameters, download history log files or upload new firmware when available.

No regular maintenance required

For operation in extremely cold regions an insulated cold weather cover is available that allows use in temperatures down to -50°C and with wind speeds up to 20m/s. For very hot climates a sun shield can be fitted, extending the upper temperature range to +60°C. SOLYS Gear Drive has been tested and protected against the highest levels of ESD, EMC and surge disturbances that might be experienced.