Collaborative distributed sun-tracking control system for building integration with minimal plant area and maximum energy-conversion efficiency

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dc.contributor.author Alorda Ladaria, Bartomeu
dc.contributor.author Pujol Nadal, Ramon
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez Navas, G.
dc.contributor.author Moià Pol, Andreu
dc.contributor.author Martínez Moll, Víctor
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-29T12:05:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/148315
dc.description.abstract [eng] This paper presents a collaborative distributed sun-tracking control system for a novel Fixed Mirror Solar Concentrator (FMSC) structure, which increases the energy-conversion efficiency of the FMSC and reduces the space between solar collectors units, a positive aspect for in-building integration. The improved FMSC uses solar concentration collectors suited for mid-range thermal applications (90-200 ºC) and is designed for easy installation in buildings because of its relatively small extension. The proposed solar orientation system (ORSYS) relies on a two-step algorithm to increase the energy captured by the receiver, which provides tolerance to common logical and mechanical errors in the estimation of the receiver position. ORSYS is implemented as a CAN-based distributed system, extended with web-interface features for supervision and configuration of the overall system. ORSYS also includes a coordination algorithm that allows adjacent collectors to share the physical space between them, thus reducing the total plant area. Experimental evaluation has been performed using an industrial-scale solar collector prototype, showing its feasibility and efficiency in terms of energy conversion in real environments.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2015.01.038
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 2015, vol. 70, p. 52-60
dc.rights , 2015
dc.subject.classification 621 - Enginyeria mecànica en general. Tecnologia nuclear. Electrotècnia. Maquinària
dc.subject.other 621 - Mechanical engineering in general. Nuclear technology. Electrical engineering. Machinery
dc.title Collaborative distributed sun-tracking control system for building integration with minimal plant area and maximum energy-conversion efficiency
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dc.date.updated 2018-10-29T12:05:38Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2075-01-01
dc.embargo 2075-01-01
dc.subject.keywords Fixed Mirror Solar Concentrator
dc.subject.keywords medium range temperature
dc.subject.keywords Sun-tracking control
dc.subject.keywords Distributed control systems
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2015.01.038


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