Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Numerical study on the properties of an active sun tracker for solar streetlight

Authors
Journal
Mechatronics
0957-4158
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
23
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2013.08.007
Keywords
  • Solar Streetlight
  • Sun Tracker
  • Automation
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract In this work, a new active sun tracker for solar streetlight combined with photoelectric tracking mode mainly and time-based tracking mode auxiliary was proposed. The sun tracker was designed through three aspects: mechanical structure, electrical system and control procedure. Then, a proper model named Available Energy Absorption Model was built to study the energy efficiency. The numerical average value of energy efficiency in a year is 36% which shows the superiority of the tracking mode on the available energy absorption. Lastly, the mechanical properties analysis of the tracker was implemented on two aspects which include motion simulation and wind resistance. The numerical results prove the feasibility of the double-slider mechanism and the reliability of the tracker’s strength.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.