Rotating Solar Panel Using Arduino

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Energy demands in the recent years have been recorded to be growing at an exponential rate by the commercial and as well as domestic markets. While the non-renewable resources are rapidly getting depleted, it leaves no other option but to use renewable resources to produce usable energy. One of these resources, the Solar energy is the most abundant and easy to harness resource through Solar panels. This project makes this process of harnessing solar energy more efficient.

The Rotating Solar Panel Using Arduino project aims at charging a 12VDC Battery with the help of a Solar Panel mounted on platform which can rotate with the help of a motor. This motor is getting controlled by Atmega328 microcontroller mounted on an Arduino Uno Board which is in turn mounted on the PCB. The Rotating Solar Panel system scans from one horizon to other to know the current position of sun and hence the position from which the greater solar energy can be harnessed. The position which has the highest energy capacity is chosen to charge the Battery. In this way we can harness the most of from the Solar panel by adjusting it to be incident directly towards Sun consistently. Thus this project makes this process of harnessing solar energy more efficent and hence smarter.

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  • Hardware Specifications
  • Arduino Uno
  • Servo Motor
  • Solar Panel
  • Solar Panel Mount
  • LCD Display
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Transistors
  • Cables and Connectors
  • Diodes
  • PCB and Breadboards
  • LED
  • Transformer/Adapter
  • Push Buttons
  • Switch
  • IC
  • IC Sockets
  • Software Specifications
  • Arduino Compiler
  • Programming Language: C

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