A New Adaptive Algorithm for Two-Axis Sun Tracker without Sensor

  • Ahmad Parvaresh
  • Seyed Mohammad Ali Mohammadi
  • Mohammad Mahdi Azimi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 250)


In recent years, sun tracking systems are being increasingly developed to improve the efficiency of PV panels. Due to problems of tracking methods which uses optical sensors, new methods with less practical problems are developing day by day. In this article, we suggest a new method to reduce the problems which exist with sun tracking. In this method, instead of using optical sensor, an adaptive algorithm is used, where recursive equations are employed to calculate Azimuth and Elevation angles of sun. We applied this method on a two-axis sun tracker system with fixed panel on 45° system. Then calculate the efficiency of PV panels. Finally, by comparing the Results of this method with respect to method of optical sensors, it has been shown that the efficiency of this method is higher than methods which used optical sensors.


adaptive algorithm optical sensor two-axis sun tracker azimuth angle elevation angle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Parvaresh
    • 1
  • Seyed Mohammad Ali Mohammadi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Mahdi Azimi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringShahid Bahonar University of KermanIran
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of TafreshIran

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