MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 225, 2018UTP-UMP-VIT Symposium on Energy Systems 2018 (SES 2018)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Economic, environmental, social, policy and utilization aspects of energy|
|Published online||05 November 2018|
A Real Time Data Monitoring System for Two-Degree of Freedom of Microcontroller based Solar Tracking System
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The dual axis solar tracker was designed for optimum solar cell implementation using dc-dc boost converter which controlled by fuzzy logic controller with the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) method. The objectives of this project are to track and optimize the maximum output power of the solar panel by designing and implementing the fuzzy logic controller using microcontroller as well as to regulate the output voltage of the solar panel using dc-dc boost converter. The photocell panel will detect the existing of sun and the surface plate of photocell panel will move horizontal and vertical axis depending on the value of LDR detected to follow the angular degree of sun in order to get maximum and best result of absorbing energy. The result obtained from the Arduino coding is the variation of duty cycle of PWM signal according to the voltage of solar panel. The final result obtained from dc-dc boost converter showed that the output voltage has been regulated. Data Acquisition System is done by using Arduino voltage sensor and current sensor to collect data for each second with the real time data graph. Overall, the designed system increases the efficiency of the solar panel based on experimental results.
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