7 September 2017 Adaptive sensor-based ultra-high accuracy solar concentrator tracker
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Conventional solar trackers use information of the sun’s position, either by direct sensing or by GPS. Our method uses the shading of the receiver. This, coupled with nonimaging optics design allows us to achieve ultra-high concentration. Incorporating a sensor based shadow tracking method with a two stage concentration solar hybrid parabolic trough allows the system to maintain high concentration with acute accuracy.
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Jordyn Brinkley, Jordyn Brinkley, Ali Hassanzadeh, Ali Hassanzadeh, } "Adaptive sensor-based ultra-high accuracy solar concentrator tracker", Proc. SPIE 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV, 1037909 (7 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2292763; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292763

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