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Yokogawa Corporation

20 Sep 2010

Controller for solar tracking applications

Yokogawa Electric Corporation recently released their HXS10 controller, which controls the actuation systems that move heliostats (reflectors) and PV panels. The HXS10 helps maximize power generating efficiency by controlling the angles of heliostats and solar panels so they stay pointed at the sun as it moves across the sky. Compared to general-purpose controllers, such as PLCs, the HXS10 has lower initial costs and requires less engineering time. Built of environmentally resistant and durable components, it can withstand temperatures ranging from –20° C to +70° C, meaning HXS10 is optimal for the control of solar power generating facilities installed in deserts and other harsh locations. It also offers a communication function that allows it to be monitored by a host system in a central control room. Moreover, to eliminate communication traffic overload and create a more secure and stable communication environment, each HXS10’s communications can be routed to the host system via another HXS10 unit.

As seen in: Solar Power International Show-in-Print
Volume: September/October 2010