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Fabrication of Dual-Axis Solar Tracking Controller Project

Author(s): Nader Barsoum

Journal: Intelligent Control and Automation
ISSN 2153-0653

Volume: 02;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Controller | Tracker | Sensor | Battery | Inverter | Timer | Switches | Program | Installation

The recent decades have seen the increase in demand for reliable and clean form of electricity derived from renewable energy sources. One such example is solar power. The challenge remains to maximize the capture of the rays from the sun for conversion into electricity. This paper presents fabrication and installation of a solar panel mount with a dual-axis solar tracking controller. This is done so that rays from the sun fall perpendicularly unto the solar panels to maximize the capture of the rays by pointing the solar panels towards the sun and following its path across the sky. Thus electricity and efficiency increased.
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