Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This project deals with the design and construction of a small scale photovoltaic generator equipped with a solar tracker system. The unit built is protected against gusts of wind 50m/hr or greater that could potentially damage it, in which case the panel would be placed in a protective position. The designed solar tracker is able to maintain a difference angle of 1.5 degrees between the normal to the PV panel and the sun rays. The unit is a mobile system aimed to provide energy in remote areas or during emergency conditions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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