A Mechanical Design of an Altitude-Azimuth Two Axis Solar Tracking System for Sakarya, Turkey

C. A. Tırmıkçı and C. Yavuz
Eng. Dept, Faculty Electrical and Electronics Eng., Esentepe Campus, Sakarya University, Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey
Abstract—This paper presents a mechanical design of an altitude-azimuth two axis solar tracking system for Sakarya province, Turkey. The design consists of a solar panel, two linear actuators and linkages. The main objective of this work is to build a mechanical construction: cost effective, durable to withstand the weather conditions of Sakarya; easy to assemble; easy to move; long-lasting with no maintenance; capable to track the sun’s position in both altitude and azimuth axis. 

Index Terms—altitude, azimuth, linear actuator, solar tracking

Cite: C. A. Tırmıkçı and C. Yavuz, "A Mechanical Design of an Altitude-Azimuth Two Axis Solar Tracking System for Sakarya, Turkey," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 35-40, January 2018. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.7.1.35-40
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