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People in underprivileged countries could benefit from the use of a solar distributed generation system. To provide an efficient solar distributed generation system, a scaled down dual-axis solar tracker was designed, built and tested. At maximum, the solar tracker was perpendicular to the light source by 1.5 degrees. The built system had a calculated annual energy gain of 48.982% compared to an immobile solar panel. Compared to a single axis tracker, the dual-axis tracker had an annual energy gain of 36.504%.

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  • E-project-121710-140419
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  • 2010
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  • 2010-12-17
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