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Paper Title :
Design And Fabrication Of Single Axis Solar Tracking System

Author :Ashwin R, Joshuaraj Immanuel K, Lalith Sharavan C, Ravi Prasad P.S, Varun A.K

Article Citation :Ashwin R ,Joshuaraj Immanuel K ,Lalith Sharavan C ,Ravi Prasad P.S ,Varun A.K , (2014 ) " Design And Fabrication Of Single Axis Solar Tracking System " , International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering (IJMPE) , pp. 61-65, Volume-2,Issue-12

Abstract : While a majority of the world's current electricity supply is generated from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, these traditional energy sources face a number of challenges including rising prices, security concerns over dependence on imports from a limited number of countries which have significant fossil fuel supplies, and growing environmental concerns over the climate change risks associated with power generation using fossil fuels. As a result of these and other challenges facing traditional energy sources, governments, businesses and consumers are increasingly supporting the development of alternative energy sources and new technologies for electricity generation. Renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and wind power generation have emerged as potential alternatives which address some of these concerns. As opposed to fossil fuels, which draw on finite resources that may eventually become too expensive to retrieve, Solar energy is unlimited in availability. Solar energy has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. Solar energy production does not require fossil fuels and therefore there is less dependency on the limited and expensive fossil fuel resources. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long-term, fixed price electricity supply. But there is the problem of changing angles of sunlight during a day which poses a problem for collection of solar energy. Our project presents a solution by power generation and sensor based solar tracking system to utilize the maximum solar energy through solar panel by setting the equipment to get maximum sunlight automatically. This proposed system keeps tracking continuously for maximum intensity of light. When there is decrease in the intensity of light, this system automatically changes its direction to get maximum intensity of light. Hence this system attains the maximum amount of input light on the solar panel by tracking sunlight throughout the day thereby consequently increasing the amount of power generated.

Type : Research paper

Published : Volume-2,Issue-12


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