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 AUTOMATED SOLAR PANEL CLEANING SYSTEM


    Author(s):  ROOPAL VIJAY,RITESH RANJAN SINGH, ROHIT SINGH, SAVITA DHAKAR, VIKAS MAHALA  
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to handle the increasing energy demand around the world by an innovative method. As compare to other renewable energy sources, solar energy is abundant in nature. Various applications of solar are street lighting, house hold appliances, water heating, agricultural and industrial purpose. Solar panel is one of the ways to harness solar energy. But due to factors like dust, humidity, temperature etc efficiency for any application decreases. Electrical parameters being sensitive to accumulated dust density affect the transmittance of the solar panel and thus their efficiency decreases. To overcome this problem, solar panels must be cleaned regularly. By removing the dust accumulated on solar panel one can increase its efficiency. Cleaning of solar panels is difficult task. The typical way to clean the solar panels is cleaning them manually but it is not steadfast and economical. In this regard an automatic cleaning system is being design to clean the dust of solar panels. The designed automatic cleaning mechanism consists of IR LED, LDR collection for sensing the dust accumulated on the panel. In order to determine the efficiency of solar panel we take the readings of voltage and current of particular panel with and without dust for miscellaneous days, weeks and months. By recording the values from cloud comparison of solar panel’s efficiency is made with dust and without dust. As we have studied efficiency of solar panel increases by 1.6% to 2.2% by regular cleaning. Thus our project increases the efficiency.


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