Method for predictive control of the orientation of a solar tracker

Abstract : Method for controlling the orientation of a single-axis solar tracker (1) that can be orientated around an axis of rotation (A), said method implementing the following steps: a) observing the change over time in the cloud cover above the solar tracker (1); b) determining the change over time of an optimum angle of inclination of the solar tracker (1), substantially corresponding to a maximum solar radiation on the solar tracker (1), on the basis of the observed cloud cover; c) predicting the future change of the cloud cover based on earlier observed change in the cloud cover; d) calculating the future change in the optimum angle of inclination on the basis of the prediction of the future change in cloud cover; e) controlling the orientation of the solar tracker (1) on the basis of the earlier change in the optimum angle of inclination and on the basis of the future change in the optimum angle of inclination. The present invention finds application in the field of solar trackers.
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Arliaud Jérôme, Adrien Crucifix, Philippe Blanc. Method for predictive control of the orientation of a solar tracker. France, Patent n° : WO2016193612 A1. 2016. ⟨hal-01491045⟩

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