A Single Axis Solar Tracker Model

Stafford O Osuri, Tshepiso S Monaheng, Johny Sebastian, and Shyama Pada Daniel Chowdhury

Keywords

Solar trackers, Photovoltaic (PV) panel orientation, Optimisation, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) systems

Abstract

The implementation of various designs for solar trackers has been carried out throughout the world. However, a lot of research still needs to be carried out for the optimisation of the existing models. The dual axis solar tracker is a build up from the single axis solar tracker and has the key advantage of being able to track the sun through a larger angle as compared to the single axis model. In this paper, we look at a proposed model for a single axis solar tracker and analyse its key advantages. Trackers actively track the sun in order to tap maximum energy from a given Photovoltaic (PV) cell array. Photo sensors placed on the panel together with associated electronics circuitry adaptively adjust its azimuth for optimal energy conversion. In this paper, we show that the output power of the solar tracker should be more than the output power of the fixed panel.

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