Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
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.
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