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Maximizing PV module harvested output power using a computer-based automatic sun tracker
Author(s): Ali Abou-Elnour; Ahmad Altamimi; Taha Anajamrooz; Ossama Abo-Elnor
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Paper Abstract

In the present work, a computer based photovoltaic sun tracker module is designed and implemented. Monitoring, controlling, and recording features are fully obtained in the present system using an efficient programming environment Design equations which are implemented allow the usage of the system anywhere anytime without extra hardware tracking circuits. A carefully design hardware motor deriving circuit is designed and implemented to simplify the controlling program without scarifying the required accuracy. The system generates the motors' controlling signals to allocate the photovoltaic module to receive the maximize amount of the solar energy on its surface from sunrise to sunset. The proposed system is successfully implemented for photovoltaic modules under realistic operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8341, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2012, 83412I (27 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914045
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Ali Abou-Elnour, Ajman Univ. of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Ahmad Altamimi, Ajman Univ. of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Taha Anajamrooz, Ajman Univ. of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Ossama Abo-Elnor, Ajman Univ. of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8341:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2012
Henry A. Sodano, Editor(s)

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