Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 34-43
Design and Simulation of Dual Axis Solar Tracker for Optimum Solar Energy Absorption
Sunil Kumar Jilledi, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Daniel Tesfazgi, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Filmon Foto, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Mahmud Ali, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Abduselam Atta, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Alexander Yemane, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering & Technology, Asmara, Eritrea
Received: Jul. 31, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 29, 2019;       Published: Sep. 19, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijssn.20190703.11      View  25      Downloads  15
Abstract
Solar energy is becoming one of the most expanding renewable energy it is getting more prominence. Sun trackers can substantially improve the electricity production of a photovoltaic (PV) system. This paper proposes a novel design of a dual-axis solar tracking PV system that utilizes the feedback control theory along with a four-quadrant light-dependent resistor (LDR) sensor and simple electronic circuits to provide robust system performance. Our project will include the design and construction of a microcontroller-based solar panel tracking system. In hardware development we utilize LDR’s as sensors and two servo motors to direct the position of the solar panel. Dual-axis solar tracking allows more energy to be produced because the solar array is able to remain aligned perpendicular to the sun. In this paper to make better analysis Dual axis solar tracker is implemented for standalone system and simulation analysis is performed on the grid-connected PV station. To perform the experimental analysis the data is collected from Meteorology of Asmara and NASA. Comparative results have been presented between static and automatic solar dual-axis stand-alone systems. Moreover, comparison will be made among the output power results of our system with the conventional (Static) solar system. Simulation results have presented for the grid integrated system which shows better performance results.
Keywords
Dual-axis Solar Taker, PV Panel, Sensors, LDRS, Servomotor, Audrino
To cite this article
Sunil Kumar Jilledi, Daniel Tesfazgi, Filmon Foto, Mahmud Ali, Abduselam Atta, Alexander Yemane, Design and Simulation of Dual Axis Solar Tracker for Optimum Solar Energy Absorption, International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 34-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ijssn.20190703.11
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