This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-3, 2018
Area
Engineering
Author
Pranay Kandpal
Co-authors
Sarthak Rampal, Siddanth Chopra
Org/Univ
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Pub. Date
30 April, 2018
Paper ID
V4I3-1149
Publisher
Keywords
Tracking, Nonrenewable Source, Microcontroller, Stepper Motor.

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Pranay Kandpal, Sarthak Rampal, Siddanth Chopra. Implementation of solar tracker using Arduino with servo motor, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Pranay Kandpal, Sarthak Rampal, Siddanth Chopra (2018). Implementation of solar tracker using Arduino with servo motor. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Pranay Kandpal, Sarthak Rampal, Siddanth Chopra. "Implementation of solar tracker using Arduino with servo motor." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.3 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

With the approaching scarcity of nonrenewable resources, people are considering using substitute sources of energy. From all other available resources, solar energy is the amplest and it’s comparatively easy to convert it to electrical energy. Use of solar panel to convert sun’s energy to electrical is very popular, but due to alteration of the Sun from east to west the fixed solar panel may not be able to generate ideal energy. The projected system resolves the problem by providing an arrangement for the solar panel to track the movement of the Sun. This paper is based on the use of stepper motor coupled with a solar panel track the Sun so that maximum sunlight is absorbed by the panel at a given instance of the day. This is an enhanced model as compared to fixed panel method that may not be so ecologically aware. Additionally, the code is written in C++ programming language and targeted to the Arduino UNO controller. The effectiveness of the system has been tested and compared with the stationary solar panel on several time intervals, and it shows the system respond the best at the 10-minutes intervals with the reliable voltage generated. Hence, the system has been known for catching the maximum sunlight source for high-efficiency solar street light applications.
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