Sun-tracking solar cell array system

Hamilton, Scott J (1999). Sun-tracking solar cell array system B.Sc Thesis, School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Hamilton, Scott J
Thesis Title Sun-tracking solar cell array system
School, Centre or Institute School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1999
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr Marian Majewski
Mr. Aleksander Rakic
Total pages 56
Language eng
Subjects 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Formatted abstract

The following report documents the design, development and production of a Sun- Tracking Solar Cell Array System. The primary purpose of this system is to maximise the amount of solar energy that can be received from the sun.

Due to the negative environmental effects that conventional energy production cause, an alternative source of energy has to be developed. This new source has to be pollution and hazardous by-product free. One of the few energy options that meet these criteria is solar energy. However, for solar energy to be a viable source the efficiency of present collection methods has to be increased. This is where the importance of a sun-tracking system comes into play. By tracking the sun, such that the sun’s rays always strike normal to the array’s surface, more energy can be received.

The system outlined in this report proved to be successful in maximising the energy received from the sun. Although it is not the only solution available, it is however, the most efficient given the time, budget and material restrictions involved with an undergraduate thesis.

Keyword Sun-tracking solar cell array system
Additional Notes * 4th year electrical engineering theses and information technology abstracts. 1999

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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