Renewable Energy Research

Tracking system Data Aquisition

Developing a simple 1-axis tracking system for a PV module

Experimental investigations are now being focused worldwide in the field of renewable energy source. Solar Energy specifically has a wide dedicated research area, because of the various applications that depends on such a clean energy. Solarbased projects, such as Photovoltaic modules and parabolic trough collectors (PTC) are in the process of replacing the existing non renewable alternative. Therefore, it is an essential requirement to make the most use of the solar energy, and this where the Solar Tracking system is needed. This project describes the design and implementation of a PIC microcontroller based Solar tracking system that allows for any solar energy-based project to follow the sun and make the most of it.