Performance evaluation of maximum light detection solar tracking system in the tropics

Ahmad Fazlizan Abdullah, Ahmed Abdulmula, Akmal Naim Amran, Chin Haw Lim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

In this paper, a performance analysis of a photovoltaic (PV) tracking system is conducted, to evaluate its performance based on field data measurement. A dual-axis tracker with smart algorithms called maximum light detection (MLD) applied in the solar energy generation system is analyzed. In a tropical country that having a massive cloud cover throughout the year, the sky condition is categorized as sunny, intermittent and gloomy. The comparative results show that the system with MLD tracker improved the energy generation significantly all sky conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1397
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • Dual-axis tracker
  • Maximum light detection tracker
  • PV tracking system
  • Solar radiation
  • Tropical climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Performance evaluation of maximum light detection solar tracking system in the tropics. / Abdullah, Ahmad Fazlizan; Abdulmula, Ahmed; Amran, Akmal Naim; Lim, Chin Haw; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

In: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 1391-1397.

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