Photovoltaic systems – Specifications for solar trackers
|Publication Date:||1 May 2012|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
Scope and object
This technical specification provides guidelines for the parameters to be specified for solar trackers for photovoltaic systems and provides recommendations for measurement techniques. No attempt is made to determine pass/fail criteria for trackers.
The purpose of this test specification is to define the performance characteristics of trackers and describe the methods to calculate and/or measure critical parameters.
This specification provides industry-wide definitions and parameters for solar trackers. Each vendor can design, build, and specify the functionality and accuracy with uniform definition. This allows consistency in specifying the requirements for purchasing, comparing the products from different vendors, and verifying the quality of the products. In addition, this specification will clarify terminology and definitions for trackers and provide examples of measurement techniques.
This technical specification will be a foundation for other standards to follow, including (but not limited to) design qualification and reliability.