Solar Tracker Technologies: Market Trends and Field Applications


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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.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 18-19)

Edited by:

Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode




J. T. Agee et al., "Solar Tracker Technologies: Market Trends and Field Applications ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 339-344, 2007

Online since:

June 2007




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