Solar Tracking Methodologies for PV Panels

Authors(7) :-Arun Kumar Nayak, Ankit Vijayvargiya, Khushboo Goyal, Chinmay, Gaurav Sharma, Karan Bhardwaj, Kardam Trivedi

Solar energy is rapidly gaining popularity as an important means of expanding renewable energy resources. Solar energy is used with photovoltaic modules or panels to convert it into electrical energy. As demand of electricity is increasing day by day it is vital to understand the technologies associated with these tracking methodologies. Solar panels can be used with a stationary balance structure or with a single axis or dual axis tracking system. This paper provides a comparative study of various tracking methods with a stationary structure system. Tracking can be done using LDR method or Uniform tracking method or Space time synchronization method. The analysis is carried out on a grid connected solar photovoltaic system (SPV) of rated capacity of 400 kWp, designed and simulated on PVsyst V6.43 Photovoltaic Systems Software. Analysis has been done for Jaipur location and it is found that in single axis tracking, the energy produced yearly by PV panels was increased by 4.91 % and by using dual axis tracking, the energy produced by PV panels increased by 22.91 % when compared with fixed solar system.

Authors and Affiliations

Arun Kumar Nayak
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Ankit Vijayvargiya
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Khushboo Goyal
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Chinmay
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Gaurav Sharma
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Karan Bhardwaj
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India
Kardam Trivedi
Department of Electrical Engineering Swami Keshwanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur, India

PV Panel, Single-axis tracking, Dual-axis tracking, PVsyst software.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 226-230
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET184456
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Arun Kumar Nayak, Ankit Vijayvargiya, Khushboo Goyal, Chinmay, Gaurav Sharma, Karan Bhardwaj, Kardam Trivedi, " Solar Tracking Methodologies for PV Panels, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.226-230, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET184456

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