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Microcontroller-Based Multi-Function Solar Tracking System-Electronics Projects


Renewable energy solutions are becoming increasingly popular. Photovoltaic (solar) systems are but one example. Maximizing power output from a solar system is desirable to increase efficiency. In order to maximize power output from solar panels, one needs to keep the panels aligne with the sun. As such, a means of tracking the sun is required. This is definitely a more cost effective solution than purchasing additional solar panels. It has been estimated that the yield from solar panels can be increased by 30 to 60 percent by utilizing a tracking system instead of a stationary array. In this electronics projects paper, a prototype for a microcontroller-based multi-function solar tracking system is described, which will keep the solar panels aligned with the sun in order to maximize efficiency. The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) data can be transmitted in real time to other solar systems in need of this data.


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Hardware Requirements

v  89C51 Microcontroller.

v  Power Supply.

v  LDR.

v  ADC unit.

v  ULN2003.



Software Requirements

v  Embedded C.

v  KEIL Compiler.

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