The renewable solar energy can be produced by using the photovoltaic (PV) panel which converts the solar energy to the electrical energy. The solar tracking system can enhance the amount of solar energy harvest throughout the day as compared to the fixed solar panel.
In this project, a laboratory-scale single axis solar tracking system is designed and constructed. This laboratory-scale solar tracking system is important as a tool in the classroom and/or laboratory for students and/or researchers to have a better understanding of the working mechanism of a solar tracking system. Besides, the mechanism is portable and convenient to be moved to the desired location in order to achieve the optimum energy.