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Open and Closed Loop Control of Solar Tracker Applied to Small Size HCPV System
L.E. PeƱaranda Chenche, M. Barros de Almeida, R. Mendes Finzi Neto, O.S. Hernandez Mendoza, E.P. Bandarra Filho
Multijunction Solar Cell, Tracking, Energy Performance, Concentrators
Concentrator and Space Photovoltaics
Subtopic: III-V-Based Devices for Terrestrial and Space Applications
Event: 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4BV.4.9
987 - 990
ISBN: 3-936338-50-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-4BV.4.9
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Document(s): paper, poster


In last years, the solar energy research field has experienced a rapid increase in a wide range of applications. In this sense, High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) systems appears as one of the most promising technologies. However, this kind of systems are highly sensitive to errors in solar tracking control or mechanical clearances in the structural movement of the tracker. Thus, an accurate solar tracking system is necessary aiming to maintain the amount of produced energy in favorable conditions. This paper presents the implementation and evaluation of two control strategies for a dual axes sun tracking system in a small size HCPV system connected to a dummy load.