Solar energy is considered to be as a renewable energy solution for most of energy crises and environmental pollutions. Sun always moves from east to west direction independent of weather condition. So with this concept, movement of the solar panel without using sensors is done with the help of programme loaded into the microcontroller. Solar tracking enables more energy to be generated because the solar panel is able to maintain a perpendicular profile to the sun’s rays .As such, it is vital that those in engineering fields understand the technologies associated with this area. This thesis describes the design and implementation of solar panel tracking system by using PIC microcontrollers. These solar tracking systems are controlled using PIC16F887 Microcontroller for vertical axis and PIC16F84A Microcontroller for horizontal axis. Two stepper motors (NEMA17) is mounted to control the vertical axis and horizontal axis. The project includes the design and construction of Solar Tracking Control with the associated electronic circuits. This prototype is designed for double axis to solve solstice problem. The PIC Microcontrollers are programmed using C language in microC PRO for PIC.
Ei Phyu Soe (2019); Design and Implementation of Solar Tracking System through PIC Controller; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.08.2019.p9248