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Dual axes solar tracker

Ibrahim, Ahmad Imran and Abdul Rahman, Farah Diyana and Rohaizat, Muazzin (2018) Dual axes solar tracker. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 8 (1). pp. 1887-1892. ISSN 2088-8708

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Photovoltaic (PV) is one of the most important sources of renewable energy in the world. Its current efficiency could be increased up to 60% by using dual axes solar tracker, which maximise PV exposure to sun. The most important component in dual axes solar tracker is sensing location of the sun. Four light dependent resistors (LDR) are used as the sensors, connected to potentiometers to increase their accuracy. Arduino UNO is used as the controller to control two stepper motors. Two experiments have been carried out, where the tolerance of the LDR has been found to be 0.05V and the calibration of the four LDRs to have the error of 0.03V. Both experiments proved the capability of LDR for dual axes solar tracker and potentiometer to increase their accuracy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7667/62329
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar tracker; Photovoltaic; Light dependent resistor Dual Axes
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001 Production of electric energy. Powerplants
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Imran Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 17:12
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 08:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62329

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