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Sensors 2009, 9(5), 3875-3890; doi:10.3390/s90503875

Sun Tracking Systems: A Review

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Received: 14 April 2009 / Revised: 6 May 2009 / Accepted: 15 May 2009 / Published: 20 May 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Algorithms)
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Abstract: The output power produced by high-concentration solar thermal and photovoltaic systems is directly related to the amount of solar energy acquired by the system, and it is therefore necessary to track the sun’s position with a high degree of accuracy. Many systems have been proposed to facilitate this task over the past 20 years. Accordingly, this paper commences by providing a high level overview of the sun tracking system field and then describes some of the more significant proposals for closed-loop and open-loop types of sun tracking systems.
Keywords: solar orientation; solar position; sun sensor algorithm; sun tracking system solar orientation; solar position; sun sensor algorithm; sun tracking system
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Lee, C.-Y.; Chou, P.-C.; Chiang, C.-M.; Lin, C.-F. Sun Tracking Systems: A Review. Sensors 2009, 9, 3875-3890.

AMA Style

Lee C-Y, Chou P-C, Chiang C-M, Lin C-F. Sun Tracking Systems: A Review. Sensors. 2009; 9(5):3875-3890.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lee, Chia-Yen; Chou, Po-Cheng; Chiang, Che-Ming; Lin, Chiu-Feng. 2009. "Sun Tracking Systems: A Review." Sensors 9, no. 5: 3875-3890.

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