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Title: Development of a sun tracking system for a small solar concentrator.
Authors: Mutaleni, C.
Bishi, Isabel
Zulu, Andrew
Swaminathan, Rajaram
Keywords: Energy
Solar cookers
Solar energy
Sun tracking systems
Solar concentrators
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: NUST
Series/Report no.: Research project no: IRPC-POLY/2010/5969/414
Abstract: An automatic sun tracking system was extended to a parabolic dish solar concentrator which can be used to cook or heat water. Parabolic dish solar concentrator has been in use couple of decades ago but has been tracking the sun manually. The automatic sun tracking system was incorporated on the parabolic dish with success and it works satisfactory. Every time the dish was left in the sun, it was found facing the sun as expected. These systems has been researched and developed before and applied on large scale applications like solar power generation plants and small electricity generation projects for remote areas which are not connected to national power grids.
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