Solar Panel Tracking System for GSM Based Agriculture System
Aruna.D.Mane1, Sirkazi Mohd Arif2, Shaikh Sehzad3, Shaikh Sohai4
1Aruna.D.Mane, Asst Prof at SECAB Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
2Sirkazi Mohd Arif, Bachelor of Engineering (ECE) Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
3Shaikh Shehzad, Bachelor of Engineering (ECE) Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
4Shaikh Mohd Sohail, Bachelor of Engineering (ECE) Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on May 13, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on June 17, 2013. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2013. | PP:56-59 | Volume-2, Issue-5, June 2013. | Retrieval Number: E1676062513/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Solar modules are devices that cleanly convert sunlight into electricity and offer a practical solution to the problem of power generation in remote areas. This project involves the development of an Automatic Solar radiation tracker that could be further used for agriculture purpose, making use of a GSM Module as the control system. Fossil fuels are a relatively short-term energy source consequently; the uses of alternative sources such as solar energy are becoming more wide spread. To make solar energy more viable, the efficiency of solar array systems must be maximized. A feasible approach to maximizing the efficiency of solar array systems is sun tracking. Proposed in this paper is a system that controls the movement of a solar array so that it is constantly aligned towards the direction of the sun. The solar tracker designed and constructed in this paper offers a reliable and affordable method of aligning a solar module with the sun in order to maximize its energy output. Automatic Sun Tracking System is a hybrid hardware/software prototype, which automatically provides best alignment of solar panel with the sun, to get maximum output (electricity). The system will be implemented for irrigation purpose wherein the irrigation system will be controlled using a GSM technology.
Keywords: GSM, Solar Panel, Microcontroller.