Design of a traditional Solar Tracking System

Nader Nassif Barsoum, and Pandian Vasant, (2010) Design of a traditional Solar Tracking System. In: Power control and optimization proceeding , 2–4 February 2010, Gold Coast (Australia).

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Abstract

Solar energy is rapidly advancing as an important means of renewable energy resource. More energy is produced by tracking the solar panel to remain aligned to the sun at a right angle to the rays of light. This paper describes in detail the design and construction of a prototype for solar tracking system with two degrees of freedom, which detects the sunlight using photocells. The control circuit for the solar tracker is based on a PIC16F84A microcontroller (MCU). This is programmed to detect the sunlight through the photocells and then actuate the motor to position the solar panel where it can receive maximum sunlight.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar energy , PIC16F84A microcontroller (MCU), prototype
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Computing and Informatics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 07:18
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 07:18
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12402

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