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Title: Are solar tracking technologies feasible for domestic applications in rural tropical Africa?
Authors: Kanyarusoke, Kant E 
Gryzagoridis, Jasson 
Oliver, Graeme John 
Keywords: Tropical Africa;Solar tracking;Solar energy;Domestic application
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa
Abstract: That solar tracking improves energy yields from solar harvest systems is not debatable. Nor is the under powering of tropical Africa amidst plenty of energy resources – including solar. This paper presents a review of recent literature on tracking as applied to domestic solar harnessing devices. The purpose is to find basic requirements in design of a suitable solar tracker for the region’s rural homes. It is concluded that Single axis passive trackers possibly will stand better chances of acceptability in the region.
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