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Solar Tracking System based on Arduino for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels | Original Article

Gaurav Yadav*, Jitendra Kumar, Vikas Trivedi, Amar Nath Singh, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Nature provides a plethora of clean, easily accessible, and plentiful sources of alternative energy in the form of solar power. It's helpful to produce power using solar energy. In Nigeria, a constant power output is produced between 12 pm and 2 pm due to the constant movement of the sun in the sky. The need of establishing a solar tracking system to improve PV solar panel energy efficiency can't be over emphasised. The most power is produced when panels face the sun directly. A Solar Tracking System That Uses an Arduino Has Been Implemented Using This Work's Methodology. A photovoltaic panel (PV) adjusts its position depending on the light intensity sensed by Light Dependent Resistors (LDRs). A servo motor controls the movement of the solar panel in the device. The servo motor is being controlled by the microcontroller, which is interpreting signals sent by the LDRs. The conclusion is that tracking panels generate more energy than stationary panels.