Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

High Precision Biaxial Solar Tracker

Authors
Z.Y. Xia, X.Y. Chen, S.G. Chen, L.H. Hu, D.S. Wu, G.J. Jin
Corresponding Author
Z.Y. Xia
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.356How to use a DOI?
Keywords
high precision; solar tracker; astronomy algorithm; azimuth angle; altitude angle
Abstract
In this paper, a high precision biaxial solar tracker is designed, which is an application platform, can be used in solar photovoltaic projects and solar heat projects. Based on astronomy algorithm, we write a program in a Delta PLC to get the position of the sun by calculating its azimuth angle and altitude angle. Two DC motors is controlled by PLC to drive the solar tracker to rotate around both azimuth axis and altitude axis. Besides, three additional functions: hibernation, typhoon defender and snow cleaning, are designed to improve validity and reliability of the solar tracker. With Pro/E and ANSYS Workbench software, strength analysis in typhoon weather is made to assure the reliability of the solar tracker.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.356How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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