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Solar Tracker


A solar tracker is a device for orienting a day-lighting reflector, solar photovoltaic panel or concentrating solar reflector or lens toward the sun. The sun's position in the sky varies both with the seasons and time of day as the sun moves across the sky. Solar powered equipment works best when pointed at or near the sun, so a solar tracker can increase the effectiveness of such equipment over any fixed position, at the cost of additional system complexity.

The hardware design is complete made from stuff that are available in any junkyard. Servo motor is taken from car door mirror system (also called Power windows system) and gear system is made from motorcycle chain small sprocket to rotate panel and a small cam-wood at servo side. You can see more images of gear system here. (Solar Tracker Gear System)

This solar tracker is build on a simple logic ICs, servo controller, Pulse Width Modulator and LDRs. Circuit is powered from a 12V battery. The two solar panels 15VAH each is connected to power up three 3W LEDs (switch controlled) and also charge a 12v 7AH battery. L298 and SG3525 are used to control servo motors and LDRs are used to detect the position of light source (sun).

Here is a working demonstration of Solar Tracker.



All credit for this project goes to author Mansoor Mirza (coolmirza143). You can find all the discussion about this project in forum here. (Solar Seeker or Tracker).

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AKSHAY KATKAR
05 Mar 2015: 06:45 AM
CAN WE GET PCB LAYOUT OF THIS CIRCUIT
  
ajay_bhargav
07 Mar 2015: 07:49 AM
@Akshay, Whatever is available with us we have already shared it. If you make a PCB layout on your own, then do share it back.
  
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ExperimenterUK
Mon Aug 05 2019, 07:09 PM
@Ismail ..post in forum, give details
Mon Aug 05 2019, 04:33 PM
Ismail balghmi
Hello. Please I won't download
ExperimenterUK
Wed Jul 24 2019, 12:47 AM
@BUSTER123 Please post in the forum
Tue Jul 23 2019, 06:13 PM
BUSTER123
hello! newbie here. i am kind of a guy who hates using ready - made existing libraries, so this helped a lot as i was trying to control and write to a character lcd display. however, i can't figure out how to set the cursor position. for example, i want to set it to the 5th column in the first row, so position 5. so according to the table, i am sending 10000101 on the 8 data lines of the lcd (register select pulled low). the cursor does not move there however. and i cant move the cursor left or right too. is it something wrong that i am doing? thank you.
ExperimenterUK
Thu Jul 11 2019, 07:55 PM
@ramos https://www.theengineeringprojects.com/2017/09/l298-motor-driver-library-proteus.html
ExperimenterUK
Thu Jul 11 2019, 07:44 PM
@praveen123. Can you give a link to the project ?
Thu Jul 11 2019, 04:47 PM
ramos
buenos dias alguien podria ayudarme necesito saber como descargar la libreria del l298n para proteus
Thu Jul 11 2019, 11:11 AM
praveen123
anyone can help me
Thu Jul 11 2019, 11:11 AM
praveen123
i need source code for 8051 -smart trolley rfid
Thu Jul 11 2019, 11:10 AM
praveen123
hii

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