This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-4, 2020
Area
Mechatronics Engineering
Author
Ohmsakthi Vel
Co-authors
Santhosh, Upanraj, Mohammed Jaffar Sadiq
Org/Univ
Agni College of Technology, Thalambur, Tamil Nadu, India
Pub. Date
18 July, 2020
Paper ID
V6I4-1231
Publisher
Keywords
Arduino, Dual-axis, LDR, Solar tracking

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Ohmsakthi Vel, Santhosh, Upanraj, Mohammed Jaffar Sadiq. Experimental investigation on performance analysis of dual-axis solar tracker, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Ohmsakthi Vel, Santhosh, Upanraj, Mohammed Jaffar Sadiq (2020). Experimental investigation on performance analysis of dual-axis solar tracker. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(4) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Ohmsakthi Vel, Santhosh, Upanraj, Mohammed Jaffar Sadiq. "Experimental investigation on performance analysis of dual-axis solar tracker." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.4 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

This paper presents the experimental investigation on the performance of dual-axis Solar Tracker. The main objective of the project is to generate an optimal level of electrical energy through the solar panels. The solar tracker is a device that tracks the density of sun rays and ensuring that the maximum amount of sunlight strikes the panel. The power output from the solar panel is maximum when it is facing 90 degrees. The major components used for this project are Arduino, DC motor, light-dependent resistors (LDR), solar panel. The active Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) continuously monitors the sunlight and rotate the panel towards the direction where the intensity of the sunlight is maximum. These light sensors also compare the darkness and cloudy and sunny conditions assisting daily tracking. The designed tracker can track the sun’s apparent position at different months and seasons. The device is able to simulate the sun’s tracking of 12 months within a few minutes thus, implementing automatic mechanisms in the tracking system.