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RF control system of a parabolic solar concentrator
Author(s): M. Tecpoyotl-Torres; J. Campos-Alvarez; F. Tellez-Alanis; J. Escobedo-Alatorre; J. Quiñones-Aguilar; J. Sánchez-Mondragón
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present the basic considerations of the solar concentrator design, operation and automatization. This concentrator is located at Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, where the geographic and climatic conditions are ideal for its operation because it accounts with the greatest constant illumination in Mexico. We have obtained up to 1000°C of temperature concentration with the corresponding setup (with an opening diameter plate of 332 cm). In order to optimize the operation of this concentrator we use a control circuit designed to track the apparent sun position, considering the variables corresponding to the specific place. The implementation of the remote control modules based on RF is necessary because of the computer, which controls all movements of the motors, must be isolated of the environment, making a suitable and practical arrange.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6649, High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II, 66490H (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735009
Show Author Affiliations
M. Tecpoyotl-Torres, Univ. Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico)
J. Campos-Alvarez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
F. Tellez-Alanis, Univ. Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico)
J. Escobedo-Alatorre, Univ. Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico)
J. Quiñones-Aguilar, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
J. Sánchez-Mondragón, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6649:
High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II
Martha Symko-Davies, Editor(s)

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