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  • Main Title Solar tracking system


  • Author: Hammons, B.E.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)


  • Creation: 1977-06-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes an automated solar tracking system which is adaptable to most solar collectors which require alignment with the sun's radiation. The system uses partially shaded photovoltaic solar cells to produce error signals for both elevation and azimuth tracking with a high degree of accuracy. An electrical circuit processes the error signals and controls gearmotors to direct the solar collector toward the sun.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 14


  • Keyword: Solar Tracking
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Solar Equipment
  • Keyword: Photovoltaic Cells
  • Keyword: Solar Cells
  • Keyword: Silicon Solar Cells
  • Keyword: Solar Collectors
  • Keyword: Direct Energy Converters
  • Keyword: Electronic Circuits
  • Keyword: Electronic Equipment
  • Keyword: Equipment
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Heliostats
  • Keyword: Solar Cell Arrays
  • Keyword: Photoelectric Cells
  • Keyword: Field Tests
  • Keyword: Testing 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators
  • Keyword: Solar Tracking Systems


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE85012619
  • Report No.: SAND-77-0753
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/5536403
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5536403
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1088856


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.