Development of A Solar Photovoltaic System Equipped With A Sun Tracker System: A Case Study In Kuching, Sarawak

Chai, Koh Kiong and Tay, Kai Meng and Mohammad Omar, Abdullah (2011) Development of A Solar Photovoltaic System Equipped With A Sun Tracker System: A Case Study In Kuching, Sarawak. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7 (4). pp. 373-379. ISSN 2349-4891

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Abstract

A solar photovoltaic system consists of photovoltaic panel(s) and it converts energy of sunlight into electricity via photovoltaic effects. Installation of a sun tracker is one of the approaches to improve the performance of a solar photovoltaic system. A sun tracker is a device for orientating photovoltaic panel towards the sun. The aim of this paper is to examine the use of a solar photovoltaic system with a sun tracker in Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak (1º32’09.73’’N, 110º20’32.70E). A designed and developed solar photovoltaic system that equipped with a sun tracker is presented. Our developed solar photovoltaic system consists of five modules, i.e., a sensor system, a linear actuator system, a tracking mechanism, a battery storage system and charge controller, and a microcontroller system. The performance of our developed system is further analyzed and evaluated with experiments. Concluding remarks is further presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar photovoltaic system, Sun tracker, Case study, Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 02:52
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/9841

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