Mechanism Design and Analysis for Solar Tracking System with 500 W Power Output

  • Cheng-Yi Chen
  • Xiaoqing lin
  • Sung-Tsun Shih
  • Chao-Ming Hsu
  • Chien-Yuan Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 293)


This paper proposed a two-axis solar tracking system to enhance the efficiency of solar power conversion and to reduce the system cost with the consideration of easy manufacturing and assembling. Based on the solar information of the southern Taiwan, the two-axis motional mechanism with distinguished rotational limitation is designed to achieve the solar tracking objective. According to the reactive force and equivalent von Mises stress of the finite element analysis, the proposed mechanism can provide a safety and stable operation for the solar tracking system.


Solar tracking system Photovoltaic power generation Finite element analysis 



The authors would like to thank the National Science Council, the Republic of China, for financial support of this research under the grant NSC 101-2632-E-230-001-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-Yi Chen
    • 2
  • Xiaoqing lin
    • 1
  • Sung-Tsun Shih
    • 3
  • Chao-Ming Hsu
    • 1
  • Chien-Yuan Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Kaohsiung University of Applied ScienceKaohsiungTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringCheng Shiu UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan, Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Electronic EngineeringCheng Shiu UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan, Republic of China
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringCheng Shiu UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan, Republic of China

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