On the Tracking Error of a Self-Contained Solar Tracking System

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A. Baz

Mechanical Engineering Department, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

A. Sabry, A. Mobarak, S. Morcos

Mechanical Engineering Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

J. Sol. Energy Eng 106(4), 416-422 (Nov 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267620 History: Received July 01, 1983; Online November 11, 2009


This paper deals with the analysis of the tracking errors of a self-contained solar tracking system that is totally powered by solar energy. The effect of the different design parameters of the system on its tracking error is studied in detail, in an attempt to define the important factors that influence the system’s performance. The obtained results present valuable design guides for this class of tracking system.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
Topics: Solar energy , Errors , Design
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