Design and Development of Dual Axis Solar Panel Tracking System for Normalized Performance Enhancement of Solar Panel

7 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Vikash Kumar

Ganeshi Lal Aggarwal University (GLA) - Institute of Engineering and Technology

Sanjeev Kumar Raghuwanshi

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad-826004,India

Date Written: February 23, 2019

Abstract

In today’s era, our life is dependent on energy. Nation’s development is somehow associated with the availability of energy. Solar energy is the most eminent and renewable & cleanest sources of energy. It can be easily harnessed with the help of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. But, we mainly observe that most of the solar panels are positioned at fixed angles. In order to maximize the amount of solar radiation collected by a solar panel, we use solar tracking device whose function is to follow the sun orthogonally throughout the day which enhances the energy capacity of the system. This paper comprises of development and design of dual axis solar panel tracking system & experimental study of dual axis solar tracker compared to fix position solar panel in terms of performance enhancement. The tracking mechanism of the sun requires light dependent resistor (LDR) as sensor to sense the maximum light availability & two servomotor for two axis movement (i.e., vertical and horizontal) to direct the position of solar panel. The software part is done by the help of written code using an Arduino Uno controller.

Suggested Citation

Kumar, Vikash and Raghuwanshi, Sanjeev Kumar, Design and Development of Dual Axis Solar Panel Tracking System for Normalized Performance Enhancement of Solar Panel (February 23, 2019). Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Computing in Science, Technology and Management (SUSCOM), Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur - India, February 26-28, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3363084 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3363084

Vikash Kumar (Contact Author)

Ganeshi Lal Aggarwal University (GLA) - Institute of Engineering and Technology ( email )

India

Sanjeev Kumar Raghuwanshi

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad-826004,India ( email )

India

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