HelioMaster includes a small camera + electronic control box which is mounted onto the surface of each heliostat.
The HelioMaster includes a device that constantly measures the position of the sun and the target relative to the heliostat.
Embedded processor continuously analyzes the data and issues movement signals to the heliostat’s electrical motors.
The patented HelioMaster advantages compared to existing heliostat tracking systems
Accurate control without a central controller (~1 mrad)
Drastically reduces communication traffic and computing needs since each heliostat becomes autonomous with HelioMaster
Eliminate calibration costs - no calibration work required in installation or during operation
HelioMaster enables the usage of inexpensive motors without feedback device
HelioMaster enables the usage of inexpensive, imprecise gearing system for heliostats
Simple installation of the HelioMaster during solar field set up
Solar XY aims to reduce the cost of solar energy production in solar power plants by installing an autonomous solar tracker on each heliostat.
The Solar XY team has extensive experience in motion control, sensors, robotics, algorithms, machine vision, computers networks, and industrial automation.