Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Page: 125-136
Microcontroller Based Automatic Solar Tracking System with Mirror Booster
Protik Kumar Das, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mir Ahasan Habib, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mohammed Mynuddin, Dept of EEE, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Apr. 23, 2015;       Accepted: May 6, 2015;       Published: Jun. 3, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.11      View  15508      Downloads  399
Abstract
This paper is designed solar tracking system with mirror booster using microcontroller. Solar energy is rapidly becoming an alternative means of electrical source all over the world. To make effective use of solar energy, its efficiency must be maximized. A feasible approach to maximizing the power output of solar array is by sun tracking. This paper deals with the design and construction of solar tracking system by using a stepper motor, gear motor, photo diode. Mirror is used as booster to maximize the efficiency. The whole frame will travel circularly and the mirror will travel from south to north and vice-versa. The prototype is considered around a programmed microcontroller which controls the system by communicating with sensors and motor driver based on movement of the sun. The performance and characteristics of the solar tracker are experimentally analyzed.
Keywords
Types of Renewable Energy, Types of Tracking Mechanism, Gear Motor, Maximize the Panel Efficiency
To cite this article
Protik Kumar Das, Mir Ahasan Habib, Mohammed Mynuddin, Microcontroller Based Automatic Solar Tracking System with Mirror Booster, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 125-136. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.11
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