Archived project

Solar tracking System

Updates
0 new
0
Recommendations
0 new
0
Followers
0 new
1
Reads
0 new
132

Project log

Khyati Vyas
added a research item
This book is all about helping scholars, technicians and engineering on solutions to solar tracking and sun following technology principles for solar collecting and solar harvesting systems. In this book Photo voltaic power pack based single axis solar tracking system is analysed under different conditions. The overall solar tracking system consists of a mechanism that enables the PV panels to follow or track the sun. The mechanical structure consists of one servo motor that drives the mechanism, LDR sensors for measuring light intensity and a programmable microcontroller responsible for giving electric signals to the motors in accordance to the sun angle in order to achieve solar tracking (keeping the PV panel perpendicular to the sunlight). The feedback control system operation is based on servo mechanism principles and the controller is responsible for the solar tracker motion. The controller coding and servo mechanism is simulated in PROTEOUS 7.
Khyati Vyas
added 2 research items
Solar Energy consists of abundant amount of energy. To utilize this energy for electrical applications PV panels were introduced. Panels can generate DC electricity directly through sunlight. Spectrum of sun is quite wide which varies according to the geographical location. To harness maximum amount of energy from available sunlight tracking of PV panel was introduced. In this paper A PV power pack based single axis solar tracking system prototype is developed. The overall solar tracking system consists of a mechanism that enables the PV panels to follow or track the sun. The mechanical structure consists of one servo motor that drives the mechanism, LDR sensors for measuring light intensity and a programmable microcontroller responsible for giving electric signals to the motors in accordance to the sun angle in order to achieve solar tracking (keeping the PV panel perpendicular to the sunlight). Based on the system requirement tilt angle is provided of 25 angle southwards. The feedback control system operation is based on servo mechanism principles and the controller is responsible for the solar tracker motion. The controller coding and servo mechanism is simulated in PROTEOUS 7.
Despite being a critical component, wiring for solar panels is rarely discussed. Khyati Vyas highlights that cable management is one of the most important aspects of the safety and longevity of nearly every photovoltaic (PV) system. This is primarily due to the extensive use of exposed cables used in the DC PV array. Since the equipment is installed outdoors on rooftops and in open fields, the electrical conductors must be rated for sunlight resistance and be supported and secured properly.