Snehal Patil, Rajendra Patil
Abstract: This paper discusses the solar tracker, its types, solar power technologies. In addition, this paper provides survey of design, programming and results of a device that achieved low power consumption. The system has dual-axes tracking controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) using a astronomical calculations which are precalculated using the altitude and azimuth of the sun. On a clear and sunny day, the power generated from the tracker is significantly higher than the non-tracking surface unit.
Keywords: PV Panels, Single axis, Dual axes, Solar Tracker, CSP