A state-of-the-art review: Solar trackers

Abdel Hamid I. Mourad, Hussain Shareef, Noor Ameen, Amna Hassan Alhammadi, Maya Iratni, Amal Suhail Alkaabi

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Solar energy is the most widely used renewable energy source because of its versatility and its presence worldwide. Although, these systems have many promising features, they have numerous challenges to be addressed. This paper aims to present a compressive literature survey on the advancement of photovoltaic (PV) systems in terms of materials used, various module geometries, and tracking systems that are used to improve the efficiency of the overall PV solar systems. A particular attention is given on the factors affecting the efficiency of the PV system and efficiency improvement using solar tracking systems. To this end, various tracking systems namely, single axis and dual axis tracking systems mechanisms and their advantages and disadvantages are elaborated. Numerous periodicals related to solar tracking systems have been underlined and performance assessment of different tracking systems has been discussed. Moreover, some of the future trends in PV technologies such as bifacial PV systems are stated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 21 2022Feb 24 2022

Publication series

Name2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period2/21/222/24/22

Keywords

  • Bifacial
  • Dual-axis
  • Efficiency
  • Monocrystalline
  • Panel
  • Perovskites
  • Polycrystalline
  • Single-axis
  • Solar
  • Thin film
  • Tracker
  • Types

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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