Error sources introduced into mirror tracking systems, arising from component limitations, construction and placement of the reflectors, and the discrete motion of the tracking system itself, are examined. The main mechanisms contributing to these sources are identified and modeled. The effect of these optical and geometrical errors is numerically simulated using a ray-tracing code and their relative significance is assessed.
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Research Article| November 26 2012
Error analysis for concentrated solar collectors
A. M. Bonanos; Error analysis for concentrated solar collectors. J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 1 November 2012; 4 (6): 063125. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4768546
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