Self-Aligning Solar Panel: Construction of a Self-Aligning Platform for Solar Panels

The purpose of this project is to create a self-aligning platform for solar panels for better utilization of the renewable solar energy source that is available. The difference between present self-aligning solutions and the proposed one is its two repositioning modes to find the optimal position which implies higher efficiency in terms of harnessing the solar energy.

The movement is based on two axes rotation. The objective is to compare the final prototype with a stationary support structure, which will demonstrate an improved efficiency with the self-aligning platform. The achieved results demonstrate a slight improvement in efficiency. This report has the purpose to explain how the construction work during the project has been done and, at the same time, the result of a Bachelor’s degree project in Mechatronics at The Royal Institute of Technology.
Source: KTH
Author: Dahlqvist, Mattias | Nilsson-Hedman, Tommy

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