A solar tracker is a device for orienting a daylighting 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 camwood at servo side. You can see more images of gear system here. (Solar Tracker Gear System)

This solar trakcer 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.

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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).

I also announce a new catagory introduced to our download section, specifically for electronic projects that does not invovle any controllers. Hope you will all contribute to this catagory. If you have any electronic project you can share it with us.
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Tue Jan 14 2020, 09:08 AM
shubham kharade
when i am trying to simulate the program in Proteus 8 professional, I am getting some errors as cannot find module file dhtxx.md can u help me
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hello..i am programming industrial timer using 8051 with 24lc64 eeprom. i have query in storing the 3 diff value in eeprom with enter button. can anyone share c code ?
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Hello. Can anyone share the code in Bascon and scheme in Proteus?
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how to interface 8051 microcontroller with NRF24L01+ module
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Log in.. then post your code in the 8051 forum
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i am doing a countdown timer with 8051 for my project, unfortunately our professor had to take a leave of absence before he could teach us most of it.. can someone explain the .asm code of it for me?
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Nathaniel
I am doing a project for my schools wireless security system with cameras,sensors and spot lights using 8051 micro controller, could you help me out with the design and its source code.
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Caryn Kover
Thank you for your time,
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Mon Aug 05 2019, 09:09 PM
@Ismail ..post in forum, give details
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Hello. Please I won't download

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