Development of an advanced solar tracking energy system

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design of an advanced solar tracking system development that can be deployed for a range of applications. The work focused on the design and implementation of an advanced solar tracking system that follow the trajectory of the sun’s path to maximise the power capacity generated by the solar panel. The design concept focused on reliability, cost effectiveness, and scalability. System performance is of course a key issue and is at the heart of influencing the hardware, software and mechanical design. The result ensured a better system performance achieved. Stability issues were also addressed, in relation to optimisation and reliability. The paper details the physical tracker device developed as a prototype, as well as the proposed advanced control system for optimising the tracking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy and Sustainable Futures
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 2nd ICESF 2020
    EditorsIosif Mporas, Pandelis Kourtessis, Amin Al-Habaibeh, Abhishek Asthana, Vladimir Vukovic, John Senior
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter10
    Pages77-82
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-63916-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-63915-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2020
    EventThe International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) - Online, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Sep 202011 Sep 2020

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Proceedings in Energy
    PublisherSpringer
    ISSN (Print)2352-2534
    ISSN (Electronic)2352-2542

    Conference

    ConferenceThe International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF)
    Abbreviated titleICESF
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityHertfordshire
    Period10/09/2011/09/20

    Keywords

    • Solar tracker
    • Physical design
    • Controller design
    • Stability
    • Optimisation

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