Mechatronic Prototype of Parabolic Solar Tracker
AbstractIn the last 30 years numerous attempts have been made to improve the efficiency of the parabolic collectors in the electric power production, although most of the studies have focused on the industrial production of thermoelectric power. This research focuses on the application of this concentrating solar thermal power in the unexplored field of building construction. To that end, a mechatronic prototype of a hybrid paraboloidal and cylindrical-parabolic tracker based on the Arduido technology has been designed. The prototype is able to measure meteorological data autonomously in order to quantify the energy potential of any location. In this way, it is possible to reliably model real commercial equipment behavior before its deployment in buildings and single family houses. View Full-Text
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Morón, C.; Díaz, J.P.; Ferrández, D.; Ramos, M.P. Mechatronic Prototype of Parabolic Solar Tracker. Sensors 2016, 16, 882.
Morón C, Díaz JP, Ferrández D, Ramos MP. Mechatronic Prototype of Parabolic Solar Tracker. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):882.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morón, Carlos; Díaz, Jorge P.; Ferrández, Daniel; Ramos, Mari P. 2016. "Mechatronic Prototype of Parabolic Solar Tracker." Sensors 16, no. 6: 882.
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