2 min readOct 17, 2023


Solar Tracker

By Dorcas Bangamingi

It’s a rotating solar panel system that traps solar energy in the solar panel and then

transforms it into electricity energy when there is no electricity, it can last for 4

hours. It can move to search for the sun and it has alarming system that can provide

notify users through SMS for repair. The prototype that has been developed can only

charge phones and switch on the light.

The System is based on two axes to improve the efficiency of the photovoltaic

installation for optimized energy production. It is connected to an energy storage

system that allows for electricity production even when the sun is not shining. This

system also incorporates a monitoring device tha detects faults and verifies the

proper function in the system.

It solves the problem of low electricity production efficiency by fixed solar panels

during the day, which can lose up to 30% o ftheir efficiency.

The image illustrates the assembly of the SolarTracker.

This project has allowed me to greatly improve our skills in the energy field,

specifically in renewable energy. My project consisting of an electronic system

integrating physics concepts, required alot of effort on our part. However, thanks to

the coaching we received from our coach, we were able to overcome these challenges

and gain a thorough understanding of the subject.

This program has been a success and a source of learning for us since our selection

in to the program.We are now part of alarge family of people whom we can counton."

One of the advantages of the Track Solar device is the increase in solar energy

production compared to a fixed solar panel.

By following the movement of the sun throughout the day, the Track Solar device is

able to keep the solar panels perpendicular to the sun’s rays, which optimizes the

amount of solar energy captured. This can result in a20 to 40% increase in energy

production compared to afixed solar panel.