Dual Axis Tracker for Photovoltaic Panel
Priyabrata Pattanaik, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Eng., Siksha O Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on 13 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 11 October 2019 | PP: 906-910 | Volume-8 Issue-11S September 2019 | Retrieval Number: K116409811S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1164.09811S19
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Abstract: Main challenge of solar-tracking systems are the sunlight detection, providing position and delay of PV movement, designing control module for low consumption dc servo motor(s). Objective of this paper is designing and implementing automatic control for detecting maximum solar light to a solar panel. The two-axis solar tracker is used for optimizing conversion of solar energy into electrical energy, at cost of the mechanical and the maintenance need, for the best efficiency. The hardware development, two dc servomotors are adjusted which is controlled by drive module moving panel by using four Light-Dependent Resistor (LDR) to provide the analog signals; the signals are processed by ATMEGA328P micro-controller with Arduino.
Keywords: Reduced Instruction Set Computer, Azimuth-elevation (AE), dual-axis solar tracker, microcontroller
Scope of the Article: Logic, Functional programming and Microcontrollers for IoT