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A gradient-descent method for optimisation of solar collector arrays

Cumpston, Jeffrey; Pye, John


We present a numerical function for approximating shading losses around two-axis tracking solar collectors. It is used in a gradient descent algorithm to optimise relative collector position. System yield is increased by 1%-2%.

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Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Light, Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest
DOI: 10.1364/OSE.2014.RTh3B.4


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