Process of Development a Dual Axis Solar Tracking Prototype
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
- Corresponding Author:
- Nader Barsoum
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Program
Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia
Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88400, Malaysia
Tel: (+6088) 320000/3028
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 23, 2015 Accepted Date: December 15, 2015 Published Date: Decmber 26, 2015
Citation: Barsoum N (2015) Process of Development a Dual Axis Solar Tracking Prototype. Global J Technol Optim 6:189. doi:10.4172/2229-8711.1000189
Copyright: © 2015 Barsoum N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
To track the sun in two directions that is elevation and azimuth, a dual-axis tracking prototype is developed to capture the maximum sun rays by tracking the movement of the sun in four different directions. One axis is azimuth which allows the solar panel to move left and right. The other axis is elevation and allows the panel to turn up and down. The result of this new development provides the solar panels with extensive freedom of movement. This process makes use of the Light Depending Resistor (LDR) which is important to detect the sun light by following the source of the sun light location. AutoCAD software is being used to design the draft in 2-dimension (2D) for the hardware dual axis solar tacker. Sketch Up software is being used to sketch the drawing to be more real in 3-dimension (3D). Proteus software is being used to design the circuit for the Arduino UNO microcontrollers and H-Bridge IC chip. This implemented system can save more energy and probably offers more reduction in cost. The paper discusses the process of hardware development and the control process of tracking the sun, as well as the circuit design.