Mechatronic design and implementation of a two axes sun tracking photovoltaic system driven by a robotic sensor

D. A. Flores-Hernández, S. Palomino-Resendiz, N. Lozada-Castillo, A. Luviano-Juárez, I. Chairez

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Abstract

© 2017 In the study presented in this paper, the problem of the design and implementation of a two-axis sun tracking system was addressed by applying a set of two robotic systems, one for the automatic orientation of the photovoltaic modules and the second for providing the reference trajectory (robotic sensor). The design methodology was based on mechatronic concepts, in particular the VDI 2206 standard, according to which the system is divided into interconnected modules to be designed, validated, and integrated. This approach provides an efficient energy collection system in terms of the mechanism, instrumentation system, energy supply, and automatic trajectory tracking control. Experimental results illustrate the behavior of the proposed system, which achieves a better performance than fixed systems, as well as one-axis tracking mechanisms.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)148-159
Number of pages132
JournalMechatronics
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StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

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