GameChange Solar Ranking Rises for Racking, Tracking

Andrew Worden, CEO of GameChange Solar, told pv magazine, “We are not at liberty to mention the name of the two leading independent analysts who made the comparisons, but the information is available for purchase from them.” He noted that one of the proprietary reports went on sale in April, and that the other is now in draft form.

“One of the two analysts gave us an 18% share for fixed-tilt and the other gave us a 21% share, so we averaged it at 20%,” Worden said. The company has provided over 1.4 GW of fixed-tilt and tracking arrays combined.

While the company sold 88 MW of trackers last year, it expects to sell 400 MW this year, he predicted.

“Our design gets 5% more energy than our competitors from the same sized array field, and our solution provides a 20% higher return on equity,” he added. A key reason for the five percent energy gain is the irregular footprint and uneven topography of most solar sites now available on the market, Worden noted. “It’s not like it used to be with wide-open rectangles,” he said.

GameChange will attempt to demonstrate these economics at an enclosed “Genius Booth” at the Intersolar North America show in San Francisco in July. The booth will be enclosed to “slow down the knock-off rate,” Worden said. He calculates that in terms of pricing, GameChange is now on par with Chinese suppliers and the few lowest-cost European providers.