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Power feasibility of a low power consumption solar tracker


Ahmad, Salsabila and Shafie, Suhaidi and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin (2013) Power feasibility of a low power consumption solar tracker. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 17. pp. 494-502. ISSN 1878-0296


This paper discusses on the generated power and the power consumption of an open-loop time and date based sun positioning solar collector system under three weather conditions; sunny and clear day, cloudy day and heavy overcast and rainy day under Malaysian tropical climate at location E100°11’, N6°26’, The two-axes tracking system used a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to maneuver a photovoltaic solar module based on 10° altitude angle tracking and 1° azimuth angle tracking. The daily percentage of power consumed during a clear and sunny day from the tracking motors and controller is 0.05% and 5.84%, respectively. Overall, the system consumed 5.89% of the total generated power.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2013.02.064
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Dual-axes; Solar tracking; Open-loop system
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 02:30
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 02:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28685
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