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Embedded solar tracking system using arduino

  • Mouli Chandraa B Professor, Dept.of EEE,QIS college of engineering and technology, Ongole,AP.
  • Mounika P UG Scholar, Dept.of EEE,QIS college of engineering and technology, Ongole,AP
  • Rani V UG Scholar, Dept.of EEE,QIS college of engineering and technology, Ongole,AP
  • Sushma P UG Scholar, Dept.of EEE,QIS college of engineering and technology, Ongole,AP
  • Sneha Latha G UG Scholar, Dept.of EEE,QIS college of engineering and technology, Ongole,AP

Abstract

This paper describes a systematic approach to building an intelligent solar Tracking system (ISTS), for improving the performance of solar panels. The ISTS is a hybrid hardware / software prototype, which automatically provides best alignment of solar panel with the sun, to get maximum output (electricity). This method is increasing power collection efficiency by developing a device that tracts the sun to keep the panel at a right angle to its rays.The Embedded solar tracking instrumentation system by using microcontroller. The system consists of Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) sensor, DC motor .Arduino UNO microcontroller is the main component for controlling the system. The solar system will track the location of the sun to ensure the solar panel is always perpendicular with the sun therefore optimizing power output. The operation of the system on sunny and bad weather condition has been presented in this paper. The solar tracking prototype has been stated for future works.

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