Year 2017, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 130 - 136 2017-02-25

Performance of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic Control: A Case Study in Pinarhisar, Turkey

Hayrettin TOYLAN [1]

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Generating electrical via solar energy is one of the most popular renewable energy source. Modular structured solar panels that work according to photovoltaic principles convert solar radiation into electrical energy. There are some ways of increasing the power produced by the photovoltaic panels. One of the most effective ways is to minimize the angel of rays from sun to panel surface by taking the right position according to the angle of the sun. This paper proposes an intelligent control method for solar tracking. This method uses a fuzzy logic controller applied to the DC motors in solar tracking system (STS). STS is designed and developed as dual axis. Fuzzy logic algorithm used in STS was applied separately in order to control DC motors which determine the azimuth and zenith angels of the system. Position error which is obtained by the help of encoders tied to the motors and error variation were taken as input of fuzzy logic algorithm, applied voltage to the motor was taken as output of fuzzy logic algorithm. Finally, results of the photovoltaic panel on the STS controlled by fuzzy logic are compared to those obtained by the photovoltaic panel system without STS according to instantaneous power performance throughout the day in Pinarhisar, Turkey. Experimental results show that the STS which uses fuzzy logic controller increases the efficiency of energy production from PV.

Renewable energy, Solar tracking system, Fuzzy logic, Photovoltaic panel
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Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Hayrettin TOYLAN
Institution: KIRKLARELİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


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APA TOYLAN, H . (2017). Performance of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic Control: A Case Study in Pinarhisar, Turkey. European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 2 (1), 130-136. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/ejens/issue/27741/292407
MLA TOYLAN, H . "Performance of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic Control: A Case Study in Pinarhisar, Turkey". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 (2017): 130-136 <http://dergipark.org.tr/ejens/issue/27741/292407>
Chicago TOYLAN, H . "Performance of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic Control: A Case Study in Pinarhisar, Turkey". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 (2017): 130-136
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ISNAD TOYLAN, Hayrettin . "Performance of Dual Axis Solar Tracking System Using Fuzzy Logic Control: A Case Study in Pinarhisar, Turkey". European Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2 / 1 (February 2017): 130-136.