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Single-axis solar tracker control with a solar position web service

Liddell, Paul (2014) Single-axis solar tracker control with a solar position web service. Other thesis, Murdoch University.

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This thesis presents an approach for the control of chronological solar trackers using web services in a Service Oriented Architecture. The approach is validated through the design and construction of a web service that provides solar position information for trackers, and the construction of a single-axis solar tracker that connects to the web service to determine how to orient itself. A number of different drive mechanisms are experimented with for the solar tracker, with the worm-gear motor proving to be the most appropriate.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Pryor, Trevor and Lee, Gareth
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