№3 2020


Designing a control system for the orientation of solar panels in the dynamic simulation environment of SimInTech technical systems


L.A. Mikhaylenko, V.V. Ustimenko, A.V. Chubar


Siberian Federal University
Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation


The energy efficiency of solar panels is largely determined by the accuracy of their orientation to the Sun. The article presents the results of the development of a software control system for the orientation of the solar panel, depending on the geographical location and calendar date. The system model is implemented in the environment of dynamic modeling of SimInTech technical systems and includes a model of a complex of electromechanical devices for solar panel orientation, a discrete PID controller and a software control unit, which are implemented on the basis of standard SimInTech blocks and submodels. The panel orientation system allows to change the coordinates of the azimuth and location that determine the orientation of the panel in three-dimensional space and control them according to a given program. The system is implemented as a package of projects that interact through a common signal base, which provides information exchange between projects, making the system model flexible and universal. The result of the control system is presented in the 3D module of the visual editor, which allows you to visually track the results of management and the efficiency of equipment use. To confirm the quality indicators of the orientation control of the solar panel the percentage of the received energy capacity is calculated.


solar panel, control system, dynamic modeling, SimInTech, 3D visualization


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Mikhaylenko L.A., Ustimenko V.V., Chubar A.V. Designing a control system for the orientation of solar panels in the dynamic simulation environment of SimInTech technical systems // Spacecrafts & Technologies, 2020, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 178-185. doi: 10.26732/

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