Anaheim Solar One Selects Mechatron Dual-Axis Trackers
June 20, 2021 — Stockton, CA; Anaheim Solar One LLC, based in Corona del Mar, has announced its intention to develop a 3-megawatt solar photovoltaic Project in Anaheim Hills, California. The Site is zoned Open Space as the site is vacant land with rolling hills and featureless topography suitable for solar development. Anaheim Solar One (http://www.anaheimsolarone.com) has requested a Conditional Use Permit for the site.
The solar array will be based on Mechatron Solar’s unique dual-axis tracker, mounted on a single mast, which minimizes the disturbance of the land area under the 90 solar panels, and permits the co-existance of agriculture or grazing opportunities. The highly efficient, patented dual-axis tracker design provides the greatest energy harvest from the sun, compared with all other solar panel orientations on the market.
(See the story on the project in Solar Builder Magazine: https://solarbuildermag.com/news/anaheim-solar-one-selects-mechatron-solar-tracker-to-avoid-disturbing-flora-and-fauna/)
The project will be located at the intersection of Cannon Street and Via Escola Drive and is in the community of Anaheim Hills within the City of Anaheim, in Orange County. The site was historically used as a recreation space for riding and hiking, and has been formally zoned as Open Space. Adjoining land uses include residential communities to the North and South East, and land also zoned as Open Space to the West, South, and NorthEast. Once construction is completed, Anaheim Solar One intends to plant hundreds of fast-growing trees. These trees will provide both an aesthetic and practical purpose by creating a park-like setting and eventually blocking most of the project from neighborhoods downhill from the site.
The site is very hilly and does not provide adequate footing for homes or commercial buildings, but with advanced solar technology, the topography is suitable for solar development with minimal clearing and grading. Project operations will typically be unattended, and quiet, with routine maintenance and washing, typically twice a year. The project will be compatible with surrounding uses, residential and undeveloped land, without causing a detriment to the particular area or to health and safety as the project has been designed to mitigate issues with flora and fauna of the area while silently providing clean power to the region.
The entrance to the site is located at the intersection of Cannon Street and Via Escola Drive in the community of Anaheim Hills. Cannon Street is a not a heavily trafficked road, and will not impose an undue burden upon the roads designed and constructed to handle the traffic in the area, as this section of the road does not service commercial areas. Rather, it services a small number of residential communities and the Southern California Edison Substation in close proximity to the project. Approval of this Conditional Use Permit will assure that the project will not harm the health and safety of the citizens of the City of Anaheim. Once constructed, the project will passively generate electric output during daylight hours without air or noise emissions. The project will provide the community a park-like setting with hundreds of trees, trails, and benches gated off from the electrical components of the project that will be a benefit to the health and safety of the community.
About Mechatron Solar
Stockton, CA-based Mechatron Solar is an international commercial and industrial solar project developer that manufactures unique, patented dual-axis photovoltaic trackers, each supporting 90 solar panels. The company’s unusually high-yield trackers have the highest energy density and the lowest ground footprint in the industry. The flagship M18KD tracker is designed to maximize performance in any climate and terrain condition, ranging from open desert to heavy snow, and from geographically constrained sites like carports and wineries, to steep slopes and challenged terrain. Mechatron’s trackers incorporate gearless, hydraulic motion drives that enable extremely high rotational accuracy, enhanced by an advanced astronomical algorithm software platform. The M18KD tracker has demonstrated field-proven 99.97% uptime over the past decade across 90 MW in Europe and in North America.
For futher information, contact:
Mark Foster, Director of Business Development
Stockton, CA, 95205