Solar Tracking For Optimum Power Generation

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SOLAR TRACKING FOR OPTIMUM POWER GENERATION

NAME: - PRITAM PHILIP KISKU
ID: - 201201005

INTRODUCTION “An embedded system is a system that has a software embedded into computer-hardware, which makes a system dedicated for an application(s) or specific part of an application or product or part of a larger system.” – Embedded Systems by McGraw-Hill Education. The topic of the case study is “Solar Tracking for Optimum Power Generation”.
The demand for energy is increasing day-by-day and has led to uneven global distribution of primary energy consumption. The non-renewable energy resources like coal and petroleum will eventually run out. So the only option left will be renewable energy resources like sun, wind, waves and geothermal. So maximizing its efficiency is very much desirable to get maximum output. This topic refers to the design of solar tracking system that automatically adjusts the solar panel with respect to the position of the sun by means of a motor controlled by a microcontroller that receives input signals from a light intensity sensor.

REQUIREMENTS HARDWARE TOOLS
With Altera FGPA, the soft core Nios II processor is used. In place of it, ARM922T hard core processor could also be used. The Nios II processor is a 16 or 32 bit RISC based configurable embedded processor. Altera provides slots for peripherals like series I/O, parallel I/O as well as timers. For intellectual property, it provides a PCI 32/33 bridge and Ethernet MAC. For bus, Altera…

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