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Design and Programming of a Micro-Controller-Based Solar Tracking System

Version 1 : Received: 29 August 2020 / Approved: 30 August 2020 / Online: 30 August 2020 (15:34:39 CEST)

How to cite: Jaafar, S.S.; Mahmood, F.M. Design and Programming of a Micro-Controller-Based Solar Tracking System. Preprints 2020, 2020080674 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0674.v1). Jaafar, S.S.; Mahmood, F.M. Design and Programming of a Micro-Controller-Based Solar Tracking System. Preprints 2020, 2020080674 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0674.v1).

Abstract

This paper is regarding design and program an Micro-controller Arduino Uno board by using Arduino software to work as a photo-sensor(Active) single axial solar tracker system(SASTS). A solar panel, two photo-resistors (LDR) in two sides (north/south) of the photo-voltaic(PV) and a servo motor are connected to the Uno board, which is running a code that prepared by Arduino software IDE in advanced then it works as a tracking system. Here, the LDRs send the signal of presence or absence of the light to the board and based on that sent signal the Uno reflects a new signal to the servo motor to rotate and finds the light source. Lastly, the photo-sensor single axis tracker is made while Continuously, the system tries to face the panel to the sun and whilst changing the irradiance intensity it starts searching to find the angle of highest irradiance. Based on results that are extracted from the data, the tracker system significantly boosts the output efficiency of the solar panel. By using the Micro-controller Uno board, LDRs, servo motor and special designed mechanical base, the tracking system is constructed, based on acquired data the influence of the STS on the increasing the solar panel efficiency is more obvious. Significantly, the tracker system rises the efficiency of the PV .

Subject Areas

Solar cell energy; Single Axial Solar Tracking System; Solar cell efficiency; Arduino Uno Board

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