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What is SOLAR TRACKER? What does SOLAR TRACKER mean? SOLAR TRACK…

What is SOLAR TRACKER? What does SOLAR TRACKER mean? SOLAR TRACK...



What is SOLAR TRACKER? What does SOLAR TRACKER mean? SOLAR TRACKER meaning - SOLAR TRACKER definition - SOLAR TRACKER explanation.

Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license.

A solar tracker is a device that orients a payload toward the Sun. Payloads are usually solar panels, parabolic troughs, fresnel reflectors, mirrors or lenses.

For flat-panel photovoltaic systems, trackers are used to minimize the angle of incidence between the incoming sunlight and a photovoltaic panel. This increases the amount of energy produced from a fixed amount of installed power generating capacity. In standard photovoltaic applications, it was predicted in 2008-2009 that trackers could be used in at least 85% of commercial installations greater than one megawatt from 2009 to 2012. However, as of April 2014, there is not any data to support these predictions.

In concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) and concentrated solar power (CSP)...

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  1. Date: February 24, 2017 at 12:02
    Author: ???

    This is a good explanation. Probably it helps to understand the concept of tracker.
    But this is based just on the conventional system. This must have pointed out a important fact.
    In the conventional tracker, two axes-azimuthal axis and altitude axis should be controlled and driven concurrently.
    So this means that its self consumption of energy is much high.
    As the explanation said, the effect of azimuthal tracking is large but the effect of altitude tracking can be minor.
    However, if tracking mechanism is made different from the conventional one, the effect of altitude tracking can be much more than expected.
    In other word, two axes should be independent each other.
    In a arbitrary altitude, the azimuthal tracking can be simply controlled and driven such as a single axis tracker. It probably will cause to decrease the consumption of energy.
    And another problem in this conventional tracker-not mentioned here- should be pointed out seriously.
    That is to use too much land in order to get electricity.
    If a way to use a small land for PV generation can be possible, it should be concerned and tried.
    Let's study and review more in detail what are the fundamental problems and obstacles.
    Now it's time to shift the paradigm and cooperate to develop a economic and sustainable technology.

  2. Date: November 29, 2017 at 21:56
    Author: Easter Stedman

    I am sure you can still buy handbook with all info you need on INPLIX. Just google it.

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