Nader Nassif Barsoum, (2009) Simplified solar tracking prototype. Transaction in Controllers and Energy .
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PIC MCU, tracking, photocell, frame, motion system|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Divisions:||FACULTY > Faculty of Computing and Informatics|
|Deposited By:||IR Admin|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2015 14:43|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2015 14:43|
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