Design and development of a photovoltaic (PV) system with a sun tracker

Chai, Koh Kiong. (2010) Design and development of a photovoltaic (PV) system with a sun tracker. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This thesis presents the design and implementation of solar photovoitaic (rV) system with a sun tracker. PVs are arrays of cells containing a solar photovoltaic material that convert radiation into direct current electricity via photovoltaic effect ts. installation of a sun tracker is one of the approaches to improve the performance ofa so lar photovoltaic system. A sun tracker is a device for orientating photovoltaic panel towards the sun. The aim of this paper is to examine the pelfolmance of a so lar photovoltaic system with a sun tracker in Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak (I 0 (I 0 32'09.73 " N, Iloo 20'32. 70E). A designed and developed solar photovoltaic system that is equipped with a sun tracker is presented. The developed 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. Besides, the performance of the photo voltaic system with sun tracker and without sun tracker are compared, analyzed and evaluated with experiments. Concluding remarks is further presented.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photovoltaic power generation, Photovoltaic power system, Design and construction, Photovoltaic power system, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 01:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 01:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23034

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