publication . Conference object . 2006

Modelling Structural Flexure Effects in CPV Sun Trackers

Luque-Heredia, Ignacio; Quéméré, G.; Magalhães, P.H.; Fraile de Lerma, Alberto; Hermanns, Lutz Karl Heinz; Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique; Luque López, Antonio;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Nowadays CPV trends mostly based in lens parqueted flat modules, enable the separate design of the sun tracker. To enable this possibility a set of specifications is to be prescribed for the tracker design team, which take into account fundamental requisites such as the maximum service loads both permanent and variable, the sun tracking accuracy and the tracker structural stiffness required to maintain the CPV array acceptance angle loss below a certain threshold. In its first part this paper outlines the author’s approach to confront these issues. Next, a method is introduced to estimate the acceptance angle losses due to the tracker’s structural flexure, which...
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arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and Detectors
free text keywords: Energías Renovables, Ingeniería Civil y de la Construcción
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