Proceedings of the 2016 4th International Conference on Machinery, Materials and Information Technology Applications

Tracking mechanism and cosine effect study of Module-Heliostat Solar Collector

Authors
Haitao Zhang, Yiling Sun, Lu Wu, Xiaokun Zhang, Yong Xiang
Corresponding Author
Haitao Zhang
Available Online January 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-16.2016.87How to use a DOI?
Keywords
solar collector; tracking mechanism; cosine effect.
Abstract

Concentrated solar power is one of the most promising technique for significantly reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. In this paper, a quasi-two-dimensional tracking solar concentrator- module heliostat (M-H) collector and its tracking mechanism are discussed. Comparing to the traditional two-dimensional tracking method, the M-H system only track the azimuth angle of the sun in real time, while the other dimension, the elevation angle, is changed once a day. This tracking method make it possible to achieve low cost, precise, and robust tracking. To quantitatively determine the efficiency, the cosine loss of this system is calculated. The result indicates that the cosine loss of M-H collector is as low as 1%.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 4th International Conference on Machinery, Materials and Information Technology Applications
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
January 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-285-5
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-16.2016.87How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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