DE3525065A1 - Tracking device to permit a solar energy receiver to track the sun - Google Patents

Tracking device to permit a solar energy receiver to track the sun

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DE3525065A1
DE3525065A1 DE19853525065 DE3525065A DE3525065A1 DE 3525065 A1 DE3525065 A1 DE 3525065A1 DE 19853525065 DE19853525065 DE 19853525065 DE 3525065 A DE3525065 A DE 3525065A DE 3525065 A1 DE3525065 A1 DE 3525065A1
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Abdul Whab H Nasrat
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
    • H02S20/00Supporting structures for PV modules
    • H02S20/10Supporting structures directly fixed to the ground
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
    • F24S30/00Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
    • F24S30/40Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules for rotary movement
    • F24S30/45Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules for rotary movement with two rotation axes
    • F24S30/452Vertical primary axis
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
    • H02S20/00Supporting structures for PV modules
    • H02S20/30Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment
    • H02S20/32Supporting structures being movable or adjustable, e.g. for angle adjustment specially adapted for solar tracking
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
    • F24S30/00Arrangements for moving or orienting solar heat collector modules
    • F24S2030/10Special components
    • F24S2030/15Bearings
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F24HEATING; RANGES; VENTILATING
    • F24SSOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS; SOLAR HEAT SYSTEMS
    • F24S25/00Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules
    • F24S25/10Arrangement of stationary mountings or supports for solar heat collector modules extending in directions away from a supporting surface
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
    • Y02E10/00Energy generation through renewable energy sources
    • Y02E10/40Solar thermal energy
    • Y02E10/47Mountings or tracking

Abstract

A tracking device to permit a solar energy receiver, especially a solar collector and preferably a photo-voltaically operating solar collector to track the sun, is characterized by a standing frame which is designed so as to be partially rotatable and has a mounting for the solar energy receiver, which mounting is arranged on the rotatable part of the standing frame, by a drive device which is operatively connected to the rotatable part of the standing frame and by a regulating device which actuates the drive device and has at least one sensor element which is arranged on the rotatable part of the standing frame and can sense solar radiation. The standing frame preferably has a mounting pedestal which is aligned approximately horizontally and has a first bearing receptacle, above which a second bearing receptacle is supported, and a pole which is aligned approximately vertically is mounted in the bearing receptacles so as to be rotatable about its longitudinal central axis, the mounting for the solar energy receiver being mounted on the upper free end of the pole so as to be tiltable about a horizontal axis.

Description

The invention relates to a tracking device for after management of a solar energy receiver, in particular a son Collector, preferably a photovoltaic Solar panel, after the run of the sun.

The efficiency of a solar energy receiver, i. H. the Proportion that the solar energy receiver hits from it converting solar energy into usable energy is then greatest when the sun's rays are perpendicular to the suns energy receiver hit. But since the sun During the day, it seems that it travels through an angle that is wide degree on which the solar energy receiver is installed, and depends on the season, a solar energy receiver, which is oriented in a certain direction, highest at least perpendicular to the sun for a fraction of the day seemed to be sunbathing during the rest of the day shine more or less obliquely on the solar energy receiver  fall and its efficiency is correspondingly low.

The invention has for its object a tracking before to create a direction with which it is possible to Solar energy receivers automatically follow the course of the sun lead and thereby the falling on the solar energy receiver Make better use of solar energy.

To achieve the object, a tracking device according to the invention Device created by a partially rotatable formed stand with one on the rotatable part of the stand equipped bracket for the solar energy receiver, by one with the rotatable part of the stand scaffold in Wirkver binding drive device and by a to drive device actuating control device with at least sunbathing arranged on the rotatable part of the stand scaffold sensitive sensor element is excellent.

The solar energy receiver, which is attached to the bracket the rotatable part of the stand is assembled, the sun will benefit during the course of the day automatically tracked that the sun-sensitive sensor element, this can be rotated together with the solar energy receiver on the stand is always arranged the direction from which the sun appears, registered and the on via the control device drive device actuated such that the solar energy receiver always with its surface norm throughout the day len points towards the sun. As a result, the sun always stands at a favorable angle to the solar energy receiver, whereby  solar energy is better used.

Sun is preferably used as the solar energy receiver Collector attached to the stand of the stand, the has photovoltaic solar cells, for. B. Suns Silicon cells that directly receive the incoming solar energy convert into electrical current. With particular advantage also several coupled tracking devices according to the invention Devices with solar panels are set up so that an increased power can be obtained in an advantageous manner can and is available to consumers.

Preferably, the stand frame is designed so that parts both vertical and horizontal Axis are rotatably mounted. In this way it is possible the solar energy receiver in its position constantly to change the elevation angle of the sun that changes over the course of the day fit so that the sun benefits during the entire day is positioned vertically above the solar energy receiver and so the Solar energy can be used optimally.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention the scaffold points in a horizontal direction If the pedestal has a first bearing, it is upper half of the first inventory a second inventory supports and is an approximately vertically aligned mast around his Longitudinal central axis rotatably mounted in the bearing mounts. By the stand has the horizontally aligned base scaffolded a relatively large footprint, making it stable and  can be set up against tipping. The bracket for the Solar energy receiver is arranged on the mast and can be used With the help of the rotatably mounted mast, which functions as an axis of rotation greed, following the course of the sun, are rotated. By the two superimposed warehouse recordings are opened moments acting on the mast, for example caused by wind moments that cause the mast to tilt or bend could lead safely caught. The state according to the invention due to the relatively slim design of the Masts with advantage a high wind slip, so that already for this reason a high stability of the stand scaffold ben is.

Sealing elements are preferably provided on the bearing receptacles seen that prevent dirt from entering the bearing other.

The base of the device according to the invention has preferably adjacent to its outer edges, evenly ver divides arranged, adjustable legs, whose Footprints by foot plates arranged at the end are advantageous are magnified. The height-adjustable stand ne enable the scaffolding to be aligned horizontally, what a perfect function of the device, in particular for a smooth rotation of the mast, from Advantage is.

The base preferably has one as an equilateral Triangle-shaped base, in the corner areas each  because a pillar is arranged and there is the pedestal essentially from striving that the inventory for the Support mast. A three-legged pedestal is special advantageously by adjusting the height of its legs adjustable because the base plate of three legs is always in one level and the base is therefore always tip-proof stands. Stre are preferably used to build up the base ben, preferably made of section steel, used because these at relatively low dead weight a relatively high dead weight show speed.

The first bearing receptacle preferably has an axial slide bearing and the second bearing mount on a radial roller bearing. In the first inventory, not only radial to the mast acting forces are absorbed, but also the Eigenge importance of the mast, which is achieved with the help of a massive axial gers, in which the mast is used almost without play, in be is particularly advantageously possible. The axial plain bearing preferably has a sliding chuck made of a relatively soft Metal, for example bronze, on to the occurring To keep frictional forces as small as possible. For the second camp Recording is a radial roller bearing, preferably a deep groove gel bearing provided, in particular when rotating the mast low frictional forces occur.

To the solar energy receiver according to the respective Hal to be able to adjust the elevation angle of the sun tation for the solar energy receiver in a preferred  Formation of the device according to the invention on the upper free End of the mast can be tilted around a horizontal axis stored.

There is preferably a cross at the upper free end of the mast arranged carrier, which has bearings for axle bolts with which the bracket is tiltably mounted on the mast. Also a is more extensive in terms of surface area the cross beam is supported and held securely. The Axle bolts can advantageously be inserted into the bearings, so that the bracket in a simple manner from the invention Device can be removed and the solar energy receiver attached to the bracket on the ground and required lichen can be replaced. The bearings for the axle Bolts preferably have rolling bearings that prevent penetration are protected from dirt. The bracket advantageously has Ge counterweights through which the bracket, depending on the type order, the training and the weight of the solar energy Pfäfers can be balanced so that the bracket in each of their tilt positions in indifferent equilibrium finds.

The holder preferably has a frame for fastening supply of the solar energy receiver, which is preferably a ta shaped solar collector with solar cells. For soft storage of the sensitive solar panel the frame is preferably provided with a foam rubber pad.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention  direction, the drive device has two drive units, preferably electric motors, of which the first drive unit for rotating the mast and the second drive unit gat is provided for tilting the bracket. The two Drive units can be used independently Neter sensor elements can be controlled, but they can also be coupled together and in connection with each other be controlled. The drive units are preferably Elek tromotore, so that part of the ge from the solar energy receiver won preferably electrical energy to drive the Tracking device can be used.

The drive units are preferably a movement reversing gearboxes assigned and the angle of rotation the mast is advantageously limited to about 240 °. A big The mast does not need to be rotated because the Sun hardly a larger angle during the course of the day travels. Limiting the angle to less than one full rotation of the mast has the advantage that the Ka through which the electricity produced in the sun receiver is dissipated, not on slip ring connections susceptible to faults gen must be connected to prevent the cables with the mast rotating constantly in the same direction wrap the mast. The mast of the device according to the invention is only rotated by 240 ° in one direction and then in automatically turned in the opposite direction at night Start position turned back. For automatic turning back  of the mast at night can advantageously be a suitable switching facility may be provided.

The first drive unit advantageously acts via DC worm gear on one in the foot area of the mast coaxial to the longitudinal central axis of the mast and radially from the mast standing plastic gear, which is advantageous weatherproof is dig and can therefore be exposed to the weather.

The second drive unit also advantageously has a DC worm gear on, which by means of an elas table coupling on the holder of the solar energy receiver gers acts.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention direction, the sensor element is designed to be light-sensitive. Of course, a heat sensor can also be used, for example Lich sensor element can be used. The light sensitive Sensor element preferably has a dark on both sides layered plate, on the opposite one another Surfaces and on the narrow side of each plate a light sensitive sensor is arranged. Preferably the light absorbing plate normal to the surface of the sun gieempfang arranged so that the two surfaces of the light-absorbing plate only then a same light are exposed to radiation when the sun is just above the plat narrow side stands. In any other case, one of the is the surfaces and the sensor assigned to this surface more light, so that the photosensitive  A radiation difference is measured, which is measured in a electrical signal can be converted, through which the Drive unit can be controlled until the on radiation difference is zero, d. H. the solar energy receiver with its surface normal points towards the sun. From the The polarity of the electrical signal results in the rotation direction of the drive units, which means that each required Direction of movement possible when tracking the sun's path do. The device according to the invention preferably has two sensor elements, of which a first sensor element on Mast and a second sensor element arranged on the bracket and of which the first sensor element with the first type drive unit and the second sensor element with the second type drive unit is operatively connected. The tilting movement of the Bracket and the rotating movement of the mast is so with front partly independent of one another via two independent sensor elements other controlled.

In a preferred embodiment, the sse device on two batteries, one of which is a first Accumulator the operating energy for the drive units lie finished, while the second battery connects to consumers bar, and it has a high first accumulator Circuit giving charging priority. Preferably, the two batteries and the circuit in a common Ge arranged at a greater distance from the Stand scaffolding can be set up. The one from the solar energy  Energy delivered to recipients is initially used as a charge used that of the first accumulator, so always enough Energy is available to operate the drive units, for example at night when the mast is preferred is turned back to its initial position. Only when he most battery is fully charged, the second Accumulator charged, the energy to connected consumers delivers. The two batteries are preferably not di directly connected so that consumers only can empty the second accumulator, the first accumulator is not attackable by consumers, so that a loading constantly ensured the device according to the invention is. The second accumulator is preferably also a converter ter added, which the delivery of alternating current to the Ver allows users.

An embodiment from which further inventive result in cal characteristics is shown in the drawing. It shows

Fig. 1 is a partially shown side cut view of the lower portion of a prior erfindungsge MAESSEN scaffold with stand base,

Fig. 2 is a plan view aborted shown on the base stand of Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 shows the upper part of a stand scaffold according to the invention with a holder for a solar energy receiver and

Fig. 4 is a partially cut and broken rear view of the uppermost part of the scaffold with the bracket for a solar energy receiver according to FIG. 3rd

Fig. 1 shows the lower part of a stand of he tracking device according to the invention in a partially cut side view shown GE. The stand scaffold has an approximately horizontally oriented stand base 1 , which is largely formed from struts 2 . Of the struts 2, a first bearing receptacle 3 and a second, over the first geraufnahme La 3 arranged bearing receiver 4 is held. An axial slide bearing 5 is arranged in the first bearing holder 3 and a radial roller bearing 6 is arranged in the second bearing holder 4 . An approximately vertically arranged mast 7 is mounted rotatably about its longitudinal central axis in the bearing receptacles 3, 4 . The stand base 1 has at its edges evenly distributed angeord designated height-adjustable legs 8 with foot plates 9 , of which only one leg 8 is shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 2 shows a plan view of the base 1 with the mast 7 rotatably mounted in the bearing receptacles 3, 4 in accordance with FIG . The same components are denoted by the same reference numerals as in Fig. 1. In Fig. 2 it can be seen in particular that the stand base 1 has a base in the form of an equilateral triangle, in the corner areas of which a leg 8 is arranged.

Fig. 3 shows the upper region of the stand framework of a tracking device according to the invention shown in FIG. 1 in a side view. In the lower part of Fig. 3, the second bearing holder 4 of the base 1 and parts of struts 2 of the base 1 can be seen. At the upper free end of the mast 7 mounted in the bearing receptacles 3, 4 , a bracket 10 for a solar energy receiver is articulated. The bracket 10 is tiltably supported in the vertical direction about axis bolts 11 , which are detachably inserted into bearing supports 12 with bearings 13 designed as roller bearings. The bearing supports 12 are arranged on a cross member 14 which is fastened transversely to the mast 7 on the upper end face of the mast 7 . The bracket 10 has a frame 15 on which a solar energy receiver can be BEFE Stigt. The lower tilt path of the pivotable about the axle 11 frame 5 is limited by a arranged on the mast 7 to impact 16 .

FIG. 4 shows a broken rear view of the uppermost region of the stand with holder 10 according to FIG. 3. The same components are identified by the same reference numbers as in FIG. 3. In Fig. 4, in particular, the formation of the frame 15 can be seen, and one of the bearings 13 designed as Walzla ger with inserted axle pin 11th

Claims (14)

1. Tracking device for tracking a solar energy receiver, in particular a solar collector, preferably as a photovoltaic solar collector, after the sun has run, characterized by a partially rotatable stand with a rotatable part of the stand arranged bracket ( 10 ) for the solar energy receiver , by means of a drive device which is operatively connected to the rotatable part of the stand frame and by a control device actuating the drive device having at least one sun-sensitive sensor element arranged on the rotatable part of the stand frame.
2. Apparatus according to claim 1, characterized in that the stand scaffold has an approximately horizontally oriented pedestal ( 1 ) with a first bearing holder ( 3 ) that above the first bearing holder ( 3 ) a second Lageraufnah me ( 4 ) is supported and that an approximately vertically aligned mast ( 7 ) about its longitudinal central axis in the Lageraufnah men ( 3, 4 ) is mounted.
3. Apparatus according to claim 2, characterized in that the base ( 1 ) has its outer edges adjacent, evenly distributed, height-adjustable legs ( 8 ) with end plates arranged at the ends ( 9 ).
4. Device according to one of claims 2 or 3, characterized in that the base ( 1 ) has a triangular as a triangular base, in each corner of which a base ( 8 ) is arranged, and that the base ( 1 ) in consists essentially of struts ( 2 ) which support the bearing receptacles ( 3, 4 ) for the mast ( 7 ).
5. Device according to one of claims 2-4, characterized in that the first bearing holder ( 3 ) has an axial sliding bearing ( 5 ) and the second bearing holder ( 4 ) has a radial Wälzla ger ( 6 ).
6. Device according to one of claims 2-5, characterized in that the holder ( 10 ) for the Sonnenenergieem receiver at the upper free end of the mast ( 7 ) is mounted tiltably about a horizontal axis.
7. The device according to claim 6, characterized in that at the upper free end of the mast ( 7 ) a cross member ( 14 ) is arranged, the bearing ( 13 ) for axle bolts ( 11 ) with which the bracket ( 10 ) tiltable on the mast ( 7 ) is stored.
8. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the holder ( 10 ) has a frame ( 15 ) for fastening the solar energy receiver.
9. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the drive device has two drive units, preferably electric motors, of which the first drive unit for rotating the mast ( 7 ) and the second drive unit for tilting the holder ( 10 ) is provided .
10. The device according to claim 9, characterized in that the drive units are assigned a movement reversal enabling gear and that the angle of rotation of the mast ( 7 ) is limited to about 240 °.
11. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the sensor element is light sensitive is trained.
12. The apparatus according to claim 11, characterized in that the sensor element has a two-sided dark coating Has plate, on the opposite upper surfaces and a light on the narrow side of each plate sensitive sensor is arranged.
13. Device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that it has two sensor elements, of which a first sensor element on the mast ( 7 ) and a second sensor element is arranged on the holder ( 10 ) and that the first sensor element with the first drive unit and the second sensor element is in operative connection with the second drive unit.
14. The device according to any one of claims 9-13, characterized characterized in that it has two accumulators, one of which the first accumulator the operating energy for the drive aggregate delivers, while the second accumulator with Ver is connectable to users and that they are the first battery circuit gives a higher charging priority points.
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