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Publikācija: Solar Tracker Supervisory System

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Solar Tracker Supervisory System
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Andrejs Stepanovs
Alvis Sokolovs
Laura Dzelzkalēja
Keywords accelerometer, magnetometer, solar tracker, wireless communication
Abstract Most of the solar trackers do not have any feedback of their position, so the only possibility to check real position is visual inspection. This paper describes a device that can be used to supervise solar trackers and in the case of faulty operations it sends alarm. The main task was to develop the device easy in implementation. The device implementation does not assume a rebuilding of solar tracker construction. It has to be stuck to back side of photovoltaic panel. An accelerometer in couple with magnetometer is used to measure real position of panel, and microcontroller checks the correctness of the position
DOI: 10.1109/RTUCON.2014.6998211
Hyperlink: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6998211 
Reference Stepanovs, A., Sokolovs, A., Dzelzkalēja, L. Solar Tracker Supervisory System. In: 2014 55th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON) : Proceedings, Latvia, Rīga, 14-14 October, 2014. Riga: RTU Press, 2014, pp.79-83. ISBN 978-1-4799-7460-3. e-ISBN 978-1-4799-7462-7. Available from: doi:10.1109/RTUCON.2014.6998211
Additional information Citation count:
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