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|Title:||CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM DESIGN USING OFF-ANGLE TRACKING|
|Keywords:||concentrator;photovoltaic;optics;solar;nonimaging;Energy Systems;Energy Systems|
|Abstract:||<p>This thesis will discuss a novel method of tracking the Sun. An essential aspect of the method is to rotate a polar aligned single axis tracker such that the angle between the direction of the Sun and the normal of the module remains at a constant angle of 23.44 degrees or a few degrees more. The rotational symmetry that arises from this circumstance enables seasonal tracking to occur inside the module whilst maintaining efficient concentration. Several possible optical designs and a preferred optical design are presented as a way of implementing the tracking method. The tracking method is also open to a plethora of different concentrator photovoltaic system designs which may be integrated onto rooftops more effectively than conventional dual axis tracking systems.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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