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