Chapter 9. Tracking the Sun for More Kilowatt Hour and Lower-Cost Solar Electricity

  1. Lewis Fraas2 and
  2. Larry Partain3
  1. Ron Corio1,
  2. Michael Reed1 and
  3. Lewis Fraas2

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch9

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Corio, R., Reed, M. and Fraas, L. (2010) Tracking the Sun for More Kilowatt Hour and Lower-Cost Solar Electricity, in Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition (eds L. Fraas and L. Partain), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 3

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Array Technologies, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, USA

  2. 2

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470446331

Online ISBN: 9780470636886

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Keywords:

  • tracking the sun, more kilowatt hour and lower-cost solar electricity;
  • azimuth trackers for commercial building flat roofs;
  • ground-mounted trackers - for utility peak power

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Modern Solar Tracker ERA

  • Tracker Geometries

  • Ground-Mounted Trackers for Utility Peak Power

  • Azimuth Trackers for Commercial Building Flat Roofs

  • Solar Tracker Economics

  • Conclusions

  • Abbreviations