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Design, Fabrication, Testing and Performance Evaluation of Double Axis Solar Tracker



Vol. 7, Issue 02, PP. 154-160, February 2020

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Keywords: Renewable Energy Resources, Solar PV, PV module types, Solar tracker, Dual axis Solar tracker

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The traditional energy sources used from decades for the purpose to generate electricity and fossil fuels depletion fear are the factors making world to search for the alternative energy resources. Pakistan is located in such a region have blessed with high potential of solar energy but due to the expensive initial cost and unpredictable nature of solar energy makes it uneconomical. Shortfall in most of the rural areas because of  no access to grid energy. Although some remote communities serve only by fuel generators for a time being, but increase in the price of fuel makes the system non-economical, also the fuel generators have  harmful effect by emiting carbon dioxide and carbon mono oxide gases. To decrease dependency on hydrocarbon base generator  the Solar systems are used to overcome the shortage as a best solution for harnessing the carbon free energy. To increase the output of the Solar system the dual axes tracker is presented in the research, which is designed, to track the solar energy along both of the axes for a solar PV module. The PV module operates efficiently at maximum power point as Sun light is incident perpendicularly on it. The tracker will keep the PV module just at angle perpendicular to the solar energy to harness it at best possible amount to use for different purposes.


  1. Lutf ur Rahman, , US Pakistan Center For Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Shafi ur Rehman, , US Pakistan Center For Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Muhammad Raheel, , US Pakistan Center For Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Lutf ur Rahman Shafi ur Rehman Muhammad Raheel "Design Fabrication Testing and Performance Evaluation of Double Axis Solar Tracker" International Journal of Engin Vol. 7 Issue 02 PP. 154-160 February 2020 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.20.702154160.


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