Prototype Development of Voltage Based Solar Tracker Algorithm

Kini, Savitha G and Aithal, Radhakrishna S and Gandhi, Arpit (2012) Prototype Development of Voltage Based Solar Tracker Algorithm. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 1 (10). pp. 63-65. ISSN 2251-8843

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Abstract

Energy has been recognized to be one of the most important inputs for national development. The depletion of conventional energy sources is occurring at a faster rate due to enhancing gap between supply and demand. It is therefore evident that harnessing energy from renewable sources for sustain the energy requirement is need of the hour. Photovoltaic energy could be an answer to that need. Despite high capital cost, PV systems are still viable solution for rural areas. The output of PV cells depends on the intensity of sun light and angle of incidence. To get the maximum efficiency, the solar panels must remain in front of sun during the whole day. But due to rotation of earth the panels cannot maintain their position always in front of sun. This problem results in decrease of their efficiency. Tracking of sun is throughout the day is necessary to maximize the efficiency. This paper discusses the prototype development of voltage based solar tracking algorithm implemented on embedded system platform without the use of Light dependent resistor. The result shows the efficiency enhancement of the system by 13 percent over system without tracker

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar tracking; Efficiency; Embedded system.
Subjects: Applied Science > ICAS Manipal
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 09:50
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 09:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145740

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