Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 1-11
A Review on Solar Tracking System: A Technique of Solar Power Output Enhancement
Jamilu Ya’u Muhammad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Mohammed Tajudeen Jimoh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Ibrahim Baba Kyari, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Mohammed Abdullahi Gele, Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Services Unit, Sokoto, Nigeria
Ibrahim Musa, Department of Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering, College of Agriculture, Zuru, Nigeria
Received: Nov. 23, 2018;       Accepted: Dec. 17, 2018;       Published: Jan. 31, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.es.20190401.11      View  96      Downloads  39
Abstract
The renewable energy is a source of energy that does not deplete with time, because of this most of the research focused on this source of energy. Solar energy is among the renewable energy that is free in nature and clean from pollution, but harnessing this energy has limitation due to some environmental conditions. To solve this problem, solar tracking is used. This paper intended to review different solar tracking system that increases the solar power output. The result revealed the solar system with tracking is more efficient compared to that fixed solar system. Furthermore, dual axis tracking system is also more efficient than single axis tracking system due to the fact that dual axis tracking system have ability to track the solar irradiant on both axes. Finally, it is not recommended to use solar trackers with small PV arrays because of the energy consumption of the driving systems, which vary from 2% to 3% of the energy increase delivered by the solar trackers.
Keywords
Photovoltaic (PV), Solar Tracker, Azimuth Tracking, Light-Dependant Resistor (LDR), Microcontroller
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Jamilu Ya’u Muhammad, Mohammed Tajudeen Jimoh, Ibrahim Baba Kyari, Mohammed Abdullahi Gele, Ibrahim Musa, A Review on Solar Tracking System: A Technique of Solar Power Output Enhancement, Engineering Science. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.es.20190401.11
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