Development of a Dual Axis Sun Tracking System with Astronomical Equation Program on Arduino Via GPS Module

Abstract

The overall objective of this study is to design and develop a program for controlling A Dual axis sun tracking system with astronomical equation program on Arduino via GPS module. This paper discusses about mechanical structure, concept of program and algorithm base on the astronomical equation in Thailand. The concept of this tracking system is to collect GPS location and real-time data of date and time to calculate azimuth and elevation angle without another sensors, which is usually have problem of sun tracking. The dual axis sun tracking controller system develops by using an 8 bits Arduino MEGA via GPS module. This paper also compares the efficiency of the dual axis sun tracking system and a non-tracking system under the same location and environment.



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Pipatpon Mitasit, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Amporn Kunchornrat, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Chatchan Thongjub, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2017
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions

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