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

Ahmed Abid, Fawzi Al-Naima, Ramzy Ali

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2012
EventThe European Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 10 Sep 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe European Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems
Period10/09/12 → …

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