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Design of a Single-Axis Solar Tracker Using LDRs

  • Utkarsh Jadli
  • Shailesh Uniyal
  • Ishita Uniyal
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)

Abstract

Trackers are equipment which are used to get direct sunlight through a uniform orientation according to the position of sun in sky. They are intended to get maximum power through sunlight tracking. Solar technology has been playing a major role in generating electricity. Tremendous research is going in for designing the efficient solar trackers. The initial cost of solar trackers is no doubt high but their running cost and maintenance cost is quite low. Nowadays, solar trackers are becoming beneficial for the grids which are difficult to connect and setup. The smooth operation of solar trackers making them widely used for electricity generation. This paper presents a design of an Op-Amp and relay-based solar tracking system that uses the servo motor and light dependent resistors (LDRs) for the systematic and effective operation.

Keywords

Single axis Solar tracker PV cell LDRs Servo motor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringGraphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia

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