An Automatic Heliostat for Non-Stationary Target

Zhang, Jiabin.


  • Abstract: Heliostats are widely used to concentrate sunlight for solar thermal power generation. However, in nearly all cases, the targets for heliostats are fixed. This thesis describes the design, fabrication, control, and testing of a new heliostat system that reflects sunlight onto a moving target for the purpose of melting snow and ice. One novel aspect of the system is that it uses one "Pixy... read more
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