Tracking solar-power devices often employ photovoltaic position sensors to detect the angle of misalignment between the axis of mounted solar panels and that of sunlight. The nonlinear input-output characteristics of this type of sensors tend to complicate controller design in such systems. This paper presents a nonlinear mathematical model of the photovoltaic position sensor. A three-layer feedforward neural network was trained to linearise the characteristics of the sensor. The MATLAB neural network tool (nntool) was used for neural network training. A final error of was obtained after training. Simulation of the neural network showed that linear sensor characteristics could be reproduced throughout the domain of sensor operation.