A Performance Study of the Prototype Fixed, Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Solar Cell Tracking Systems
Keywords:solar panel, tracking system, open loop, closed loop, AUC
In order to increase the amount of solar radiation reaching a solar panel, and hence increase its performance, a tracking system might be used. A prototype of an efficient and portable solar tracking system, for home applications was constructed. The Arduino Uno Microcontroller is utilized to drive the proposed tacking system. The results of area under curve show that at certain circumstances, the open-loop tracking system is more efficient as compared with fixed one, while the closed-loop tracker is slightly efficient than open-loop tracker.