Performance Evaluation of 50 W PV Panel Mounted at Single Axis Sun Tracker and Fixed Structure Facing Due South
Sun changes its position along the day from east to west and continuously keep reposition between 23.50 N and 23.50 S latitudes around the year. To track the sun position along the day and year are defined by horizontal axis and vertical axis monitoring. In this paper a single axis tracker mounted with 50 W photovoltaic panel was designed and developed to track the sun with horizontal axis. Sun’s tracking was defined by the azimuth angle. Performance of 50 W PV panel mounted on the single axis tracker was compared with the PV panel of identical capacity and specification mounted on the fixed structure facing due south. Data was recorded to analyze the outcome in solar radiations received of the suggested single axis sun tracker system over the 50 W solar panel placed on fixed structure and the slope (tilt angle) of a panels mounted on the fixed structure oriented due south as well as on sun tracker is varied manually for 250, 300, 350 and 400 and observe that during any time of the day the tilted solar panels receives above 50% of radiations to that of horizontal surface. Study reveals that surfaces at this latitude (29.050) can be sloped at 300 to receive optimum radiations during the year.
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Berwal D, Attri R, Pratap R et al. Performance Evaluation of 50 W PV Panel Mounted at Single Axis Sun Tracker and Fixed Structure Facing Due South. J Adv Res Alt Energ Env Eco 2022; 9(1&2): 1-10.
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