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(9) King C.C. (1991) Wind and Solar Hybrids for getting a high quality continuous electricity supply Solar Progress 12(3,4) 4-9.

An example of a combined wind and tracking solar system is described in this article along with data demonstrating the enhanced performance characteristics and the design for a low-cost tracking assembly which can carry 2 to 4 panels. This was built in a typical remote site on coastal reserve land in which a high priority was given to having a system which was fully renewable, did not involve noise and enviromnental pollution from generators, and did not require regular refuelling and the associated running costs.

Improved charging characteristics of the wind-solar hybrid


Principal inputs into the system

Circuit diagram of tracking motor driver

Circuit diagram of regulator


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