Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Research article
06 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 06 Nov 2020

Solar tracker with optical feedback and continuous rotation

John Robinson, Dan Smale, David Pollard, and Hisako Shiona


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AR by J. Robinson on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2020) by Frank Hase
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Sep 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2020) by Frank Hase
Short summary
Solar trackers are used by spectrometers to measure atmospheric trace gas concentrations using direct-sun spectroscopy. The ideal tracker should be sufficiently accurate, highly reliable, and with a longevity that exceeds the lifetime of the spectrometer which it serves. It should also be affordable, easy to use, and not too complex should maintenance be required. We present a design that fulfils these requirements using some simple innovations.