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A Low Energy Consumption Solar Tracker Based in Parallel Kinematics

  • Oscar Altuzarra
  • Iván Seras
  • Erik Macho
  • Jokin Aginaga
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 544)

Abstract

Solar tracking devices try to increase the area exposed to direct radiation of the sun. The main drawback of these kind of devices is the energy consumed when following the sun. This work presents the design of a mechanism able to accurately follow the sun motion minimizing the energy consumption during its operation. The objective is achieved by means of a mechanism with parallel kinematics architecture.

Keywords

Kinematic Chain Revolute Joint Prismatic Joint Ergy Consumption Solar Tracker 
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© CISM, Udine 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Altuzarra
    • 1
  • Iván Seras
    • 2
  • Erik Macho
    • 1
  • Jokin Aginaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.EDAIVizcayaSpain

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