Solar arrays provide clean power, but the amount depends significantly on available sunlight. To achieve sufficient power, mechanical tracking or maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods are implemented. While mechanical tracking physically moves the panels, MPPT alters electrical parameters. Each method has benefits and drawbacks. To reduce the drawbacks of these individual methods, this project includes a solar array in parallel alignment using both mechanical tracking and MPPT to charge two batteries.
Ken Gibbs, Julius Chatterjee
Dudley, Jonathan; Krouth, Sheila; and Loudon, Michael, "Solar Powered Battery Charger" (2016). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Student Publications. 43.