Solar Tracker Technologies: Market Trends and Field Applications
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.
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