IRE-272 Solar Tracking Control Trainer

Experiments

  • Principles of solar tacking system.
  • Solar calculation through:
    • Julian Day
    • Sun declination and sun light duration
    • Solar zenith and solar elevation angle in degrees.
    • Solar azimuth angle in degree clock wise from north.
  • Importance of true north
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Description

The IRE-272 is a hands-on solar tracking control trainer designed to help estimate the generation quantity in relation to solar altitude.  The IRE-272 can control the motor through PC interface aided by e-compass in any directions (top to bottom and left to right).

Specification

  • PWM charger.
  • Power cord.
  • Simulation of cardinal plane in 3rd graph with location and movement of solar source.
  • Position of sun at any instant and any location.
  • Sun tracking at any time.
  • Efficiency of PV panel output with and with out tracking.

Technical Data

  • Solar tracking control: Solar cell voltmeter

 Terminal box unit:

  • DC output (motor)
  • Irradiation sensor
  • CDS sensor output
  • Motor control (horizontal vs. vertical)
  • Limit control (horizontal vs. vertical)
  • DC 24V input

 Solar cell unit:

  • 40W solar cells (20W x 2ea)
  • DC geared motor

Software IRE-272SW

DAQ software specially designed in National Instrument™, LABVIEW™ environment to measure and calculate the results of apparatus. While using software a set of electronic sensors are included. Software can be run with any Windows™ environment.

Note: Laptop not included

Scope of Delivery

  • 1 experimental unit
  • 1 instruction manual
  • 1 set of cables