The 630kW single-axis tracking array is made up of PV panels mounted on a single axis that tilts from east to west throughout the day to maximise energy output.

While this technology outperforms a fixed axis system, it falls behind a dual axis one.

Single Axis Tracking Array
Gatton Solar Research Facility


Site name UQ Gatton Campus
Building / location Gatton Solar Research Facility - Single axis tracking array
Suburb / city Gatton QLD, 4343
Nominal DC output 684 kWp
Module area 5,184 m2
Start-up date 27/03/2015
Visible on Live Data display Yes
Date connected to display 22/02/2015
Site longitude 152°20'14.1"E
Site latitude 27°33'41.5"S
Height above sea level 88 m
Time zone AEST
Type of installation Ground mounted
Tracking system Horizontal single axis tracking system
Orientation 3° W of N
Module make & model First Solar FS-395-PLUS (95W)
Module technology Cadmium telluride
Module size 1,200 x 600mm
Number of modules 7,200
Inverter make & model SMA Sunny Central 720CP TXT
Number of inverters 1 x 720kWp capped at 630kWp output