Solar energy is an abundant stream of energy available directly as solar isolation and indirectly as wind energy. The energy has the sources of renewable energy and its potential is 178 Billion MW of about 20,000 times the world’s demand. Sun gives energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation.
This Solar Power Generation with Auto Tracking System project makes use of the solar energy to generate electrical energy with the help of Solar cells. The solar energy is received by solar cells and solar cells are operated on the photo-electric energy with solar cells principle. The energy of photo voltaic cells helps to switch on the lights.
Solar electric power generation systems have fixed solar panels with less efficiency of generation. The project is about SOLAR TRACKING with the existing fixed solar panels.
With the use of sensor and the input from the sensor is taken by the micro controller and is fixed to the maximum intensity position and PIC micro controller is used here. The 16F877 is a low-power, high-performance CMOS 8-bit microcontroller with 4K bytes of Flash Programmable and Erasable Read Only Memory (PEROM). The opto-coupler used provides isolation between the micro controllers and the sensor circuits.
The categories of applications of solar power are the heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings includes the chemical and biological conversion of organic material to liquid solid and gaseous fuels and conversion of solar energy to Electricity.
The applications of solar today are heating and cooling of residential buildings, solar water heating, solar drying of agriculture and animal products, solar distillation on a small community scale, salt production by evaporation of seawater or inland brines, and solar cookers.
The main objective of this project is to enhance the use of renewable energy source for power generation which is implemented perfectly. Solar energy is a major energy source in the future energy scenario of the world.
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