Low-cost dual-axis system for solar tracking

Angelkov, Dimitrija and Koceska, Natasa and Koceski, Saso (2014) Low-cost dual-axis system for solar tracking. In: Embedded Computing (MECO) - 3rd Mediterranean Conference, 15-19 June 2014, Budva, Montenegro.

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Abstract

This work presents description of an active solar tracking system, which computes the solar position as a function of topo-centric position and time. A micro-controller based design of an automatic solar tracker is presented in this paper. The Sun positioning testing procedures conducted included two primary motor calibration tests and a heliostat positioning test with two micro switches. The measured errors from the motor positioning tests were in the range of 0.22°, whereas solar positioning tests conducted showed an error of 0.21°, which is satisfying the main market needs for decreased costs and increased accuracy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Engineering and Technology > Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Natasa Koceska
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 11:01
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/12324

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