2019 : Smart solar tracking system based on fuzzy-Pi controller for maximizing the power of PV

Dr. Imam Abadi ST., MT


Solar energy is a potential renewable energy to be developed as an alternative energy due to its abundant availability and environmentally friendly. Indonesia, as a tropical country has a very large intensity of solar irradiance and evenly distributed throughout region. However, the energy has not been optimally utilized because the existing technology today cannot significantly improve the efficiency of solar panels especially in terms of material technology. Nowaday, researchers have developed a technology capable of improving the performance of solar panels through solar tracking mechanisms. Solar tracker is a combination of electrical and mechanical systems that can move a solar panel to locate the position of the sun. The solar tracker system is expected to enhance the output power of solar panel (PV) because the intensity of solar radiation received is always maximum. Generally, solar tracking system has …