Electric linear actuators for solar tracking

Solar Tracking &
Wind energy


Global warming and the drive to minimize greenhouse gas emissions has put the focus on how to make the most of natural energy sources. The sun and the wind are freely available almost everywhere in the world and electric linear actuators help improve utilization and efficiency of these sustainable sources of energy.
Solar tracking is an obvious way to improve the efficiency of solar power plants. As the sun moves across the sky an electric actuator system makes sure that the solar panels automatically follow and maintain the optimum angle in order to make the most of the sunbeams.
In recent years, TECHLINE® engineers and consultants have given solar tracking special focus. The well-proven reliability and long maintenance-free lifetime of LINAK actuators, even under extremely rough conditions, make TECHLINE electric actuator solutions well-suited for this kind of application.
Flexibility is a keyword for TECHLINE electric linear actuators for solar tracking. You get excellent stepless positioning and feedback to your control system - both digital and analog. When the main power is not available LINAK actuators can run on battery backup and manual override is also available.

INCREASED EFFICIENCY with solar tracking systems

Tracking the sun from east in the morning to west in the evening will increase the efficiency of the solar panel up to 45%. With almost no maintenance cost you can expect full return on your investment.

After supplying OEMs within farming and heavy-duty construction equipment for many years, we know that our actuator solutions will effortlessly withstand UV, heat, rain and dust. No actuator leaves LINAK without extensive testing.
TECHLINE offers linear actuators for solar tracking with both digital and analog integration directly to your control system, but we are more than willing to develop customized solutions in close cooperation with you, your staff and your design needs.


Wind power is another sustainable energy area that benefits from TECHLINE electric actuator solutions. The sturdy proven reliability of LINAK electric linear actuators are ideal for maximizing efficiency in the wind turbine industry.
Compared to a hydraulic solution, linear actuators for wind energy offer
low weight, easy control, and it takes up less space in the nacelle. In cooperation with our customers, TECHLINE has developed solutions for service situations with automatic opening of access gates, hatches and emergency lubricating systems. Electric actuators are also used for a number of safety applications like rotor brakes, rotor lock, wing lock and ventilation systems in both the nacelle and the transformer unit. Please Contact LINAK TECHLINE.

Read more in the "Focus on Solar Tracking" brochure or "Focus on Wind Turbines" or watch this video about solar tracking systems.
Visit our website about Solar Tracking to learn more.
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