Chronological Single Axis Solar Tracker

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-21 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Arnab Samanta, RachitVarma, Shrikant Bhatt
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V21P236

MLA 

Arnab Samanta, RachitVarma, Shrikant Bhatt"Chronological Single Axis Solar Tracker", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V21(4),204-207 March 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract

Solar energy is a clean and freely available renewable source of energy whose use reduces polluting emissions and thus helps to control global warming. This paper describes a project aimed at maximizing the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by optimizing the use of solar energy for producing electricity. To achieve this, a solar panel is made to track the position of sun with the help of a motor and the rotation per minute of the motor is controlled by a micro-controller.

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Keywords
PIC18F252, Solar panel, DC motor, Tracker, L293D