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Title: Solar tracking system

Abstract

This report describes an automated solar tracking system which is adaptable to most solar collectors which require alignment with the sun's radiation. The system uses partially shaded photovoltaic solar cells to produce error signals for both elevation and azimuth tracking with a high degree of accuracy. An electrical circuit processes the error signals and controls gearmotors to direct the solar collector toward the sun.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5536403
Report Number(s):
SAND-77-0753
ON: DE85012619
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; FIELD TESTS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EQUIPMENT; HELIOSTATS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR TRACKING; TESTING; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Hammons, B.E. Solar tracking system. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/5536403.
Hammons, B.E. Solar tracking system. United States. doi:10.2172/5536403.
Hammons, B.E. Wed . "Solar tracking system". United States. doi:10.2172/5536403. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5536403.
@article{osti_5536403,
title = {Solar tracking system},
author = {Hammons, B.E.},
abstractNote = {This report describes an automated solar tracking system which is adaptable to most solar collectors which require alignment with the sun's radiation. The system uses partially shaded photovoltaic solar cells to produce error signals for both elevation and azimuth tracking with a high degree of accuracy. An electrical circuit processes the error signals and controls gearmotors to direct the solar collector toward the sun.},
doi = {10.2172/5536403},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {6}
}