Small scale sun tracking power plant

N. Mir-Nasiri, Md Hazrat Ali

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Solar energy is one of the potential renewable energy which is also gaining popularity in recent years. The proposed small scale sun tracking solar power plant is a combination of mechanical design of structure and control system that maximizes solar energy accumulation by means of photovoltaic cells during real-time sun tracking. This project aims to overcome a few disadvantages of traditional solar photovoltaic systems with a new model. The new model consists of smaller modules, each having a few cells. The modules are constructed with solar cells sandwiched in between a transparent plastic layer on top and a heatsink at the bottom for sufficient cooling. Then, the modules are mounted onto a frame in V shape, consisting of two panels to allow for more heat dissipation and lower air resistance. The mechanical base supporting system for the panels has a linear motor which allows the panels to rotate in a single axis about the vertex of the V shaped frame. To confirm the feasibility of the developed system, performance analysis has been added at the end of this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012695
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2016
Event5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: May 13 2016May 14 2016


Conference5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, ICIEV 2016


  • Accumulator
  • photovoltaic cell
  • renewable energy
  • sun tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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