Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5855-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5855-2020
Research article
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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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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.