Paper Title:
Solar Tracker Technologies: Market Trends and Field Applications
  Abstract

Solar energy is increasingly becoming a significant component in the energy profiles of several tropical nations. This paper discusses trends in solar tracking technologies: analyzing the cost of acquisition, domains of application, maintenance costs and efficiency improvements. The paper concludes that hydraulic-based tracking systems are suitable for low capacity installations with low pay loads while polar axis tracking systems offer a performance nearly equal to that of two-axis tracking systems, at the cost of single axis trackers.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 18-19)
Edited by
Akii Ibhadode
Pages
339-344
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.18-19.339
Citation
J. T. Agee, A. Obok Opok, M. de Lazzer, "Solar Tracker Technologies: Market Trends and Field Applications ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 339-344, 2007
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June 2007
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