Development of Dual-Axis Solar Tracking using Arduino with Lab VIEW

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Volume-17 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : K P J Pradeep, K Sai Prasad Reddy,C Chandra Mouli, K Nagabhushan Raju


K P J Pradeep, K Sai Prasad Reddy,C Chandra Mouli, K Nagabhushan Raju"Development of Dual-Axis Solar Tracking using Arduino with Lab VIEW", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V17(7),321-324 Nov 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


As the energy demand and the environmental problems increase, the natural energy sources have become very important as an alternative to the conventional energy sources. The renewable energy sector is fast gaining ground as a new growth area for numerous countries with the vast potential it presents environmentally and economically. Solar energy plays an important role as a primary source of energy, especially for rural area. This paper aims at the development of process to track the sun and attain maximum efficiency using Arduino uno and LabVIEW for real time monitoring. The project is divided into two stages, which are hardware and software development. In hardware development, four light dependent resistor (LDR) has been used for capturing maximum light source. Two DC motors have been used to move the solar panel at maximum light source location sensing by LDR. The GUI is constructed by using LabVIEW. The performance of the system has been tested and compared with static solar panel. This paper describes the design of a low cost, solar tracking system.


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solar tracking, Arduino, LabVIEW