Maximum Power Point Tracking u sing Light Dependent Resistor and DC motor for Solar Photovoltaic System in Kuwait
Khaled S. AlRasheed1, Siti Fauziah Toha2, Hazleen Anuar3, Yose Fachmi Buys4
1Khaled S. AlRasheed, Department of Electrical Power, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Higher Institute of Energy, Kuwait.
2Siti Fauziah Toha, Department of Mechatronics, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia.
3Hazleen Anuar, Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia.
4Yose Fachmi Buys, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on January 18, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2021. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2021. | PP: 222-228 | Volume-9 Issue-5, January 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.E5272019521 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E5272.019521
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Abstract: In this paper a Maximum Power point (MPP) tracking system is developed using dual-axis DC motor feedback tracking control system. An efficient and accurate DC motor system is used to increase the system efficiency and reduces the solar cell system coast. The suggested automated DC motor control system based on the photovoltaic ( PV ) modules operated with the μ-microcontroller. This servo system will track the sun rays in order to get MPP during the day using direct radiation. A photometric cell is used to sensor the direct sun radiation and to feed a signal to the μ microcontroller and then select the DC motor mechanism to deliver optimum energy. The proposed system is demonstrated through simulation results. Finally, using the proposed system based on microcontroller, the system will be more efficient, minimum cost, and maximum power transfer is obtained.
Keywords: DC moto, LDR , MPPT, μ-controller, Photovoltic.