Design and implementation of a smart dual axis sun tracker based on astronomical equations

Abid, Ahmed, Al-Naima, Fawzi and Ali, Ramzy (2012) Design and implementation of a smart dual axis sun tracker based on astronomical equations. In: The European Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems, 10-20 September 2012, Antalya, Turkey.

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Abstract

This paper presents a new design algorithm for stand-alone solar tracking system based on ATMEL Microcontroller. The proposed idea of the design is based on astronomical equations to determine the position of the sun in the sky at any time of the day to calculate the tilt angle and polar angle for the two axis tracking purposes. The system is capable of tracking the sun properly at any position on the earth because of the general nature of the algorithm used in the design. At the same time the system reliability, cost effectiveness, precision and flexibility are taken into consideration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: Ahmed Chassab
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 16:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11379

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