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Adaptive sensor-based ultra-high accuracy solar concentrator tracker
Author(s): Jordyn Brinkley; Ali Hassanzadeh
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV, 1037909 (7 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2292763
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Jordyn Brinkley, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Ali Hassanzadeh, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10379:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV
Roland Winston; Sarah R. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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